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Phoenix bishop announces priest's excommunication for 'ordination' of woman

Catholic World News - 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.

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  • 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?

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