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Brisbane's Catholic 'community in exile' walks out of church

Catholic World News - April 20, 2009

After celebrating Mass for the last time at St. Mary’s parish in South Brisbane, Australia, on April 19, Father Peter Kennedy led 1,000 people from his congregation out of the church to their “Catholic community in exile” in a nearby union hall. The parish community-- which had been warned by Archbishop John Bathersby that it was imperiling its tie to the Catholic Church, continued its service in the new building. Father Kennedy promised the crowd that the new rebellious group would give greater roles to women-- who have already been invited to “concelebrate” the liturgy.

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  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Jul. 28, 2011 2:08 PM ET USA

    There are so many questions to ask about this man, one hardly knows where to begin. It's good, at least, that his bishop is finally moving to start to repair the immense damage Fr. Kennedy has done to himself, and far more gravely, to his parishioners.

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