Phoenix bishop announces priest's excommunication for 'ordination' of woman
CWN - September 17, 2010
Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix, Arizona, has announced the excommunication of a local priest who participated in the attempted ordination of a woman last month.
Father Vernon Meyer—who had broken publically with the Church before he joined in the ceremony—is the 5th person to be excommunicated from the Phoenix diocese under Bishop Olmsted.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our final 2013 goal ($19,491 to go, assuming receipt of matching funds):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: Obregon -
Sep. 18, 2010 12:36 AM ET USA
Gee, what would happened if every bishop in the United States were to grow a spine like Bishop Olmsted?
Posted by: Gil125 -
Sep. 17, 2010 3:22 PM ET USA
"ordination of a woman last month. Father Meyer...is the 5th person to be excommunicated from the Phoenix diocese under Bishop Olmsted." How many other bishops can make such a claim? Does that mean Phoenix is an especially bad diocese---or that Olmsted is an especially good bishop?