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Pastor of rebellious St. Louis parish may found own church

Catholic World News - April 27, 2010

The excommunicated and laicized pastor of a rebellious St. Louis parish has announced that he may found his own church. Marek Bozek said that his new independent Catholic parish “will be Catholic in the way it looks, smells, and sounds.”

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has filed suit to regain control of St. Stanislaus Parish, where a lay board of trustees has resisted all efforts by the archdiocese to assert control over the affairs of the parish. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch sees Bozek’s announcement as “the strongest evidence yet that the legal battle between the St. Louis Archdiocese and St. Stanislaus Kostka Church could soon be resolved.”

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  • Posted by: Gaby - May. 03, 2010 9:08 AM ET USA

    But it won't be Catholic. If it's Catholic only in the way it looks, smells and sounds, then there's a name for it: Anglican.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Apr. 27, 2010 5:05 PM ET USA

    I'll follow him. All he has to do is get himself crucified (or otherwise executed) and rise from the grave on the third day. Then he'll be entitled to found his own church.

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