Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

California priest who 'concelebrated' with Protestant asks forgiveness

Catholic World News - February 23, 2011

A California priest who was suspended from ministry after he invited a Protestant minister to concelebrate Mass and share Communion has issued a statement apologizing and asking forgiveness.

Father Augstin Escobar admitted “a grave error on my part” and said that Bishop Todd Brown of Orange, California was justified in suspending his faculties. “I beg all of you to forgive me,” the priest said. He expressed the hope that he would eventually be allowed to return to active ministry, “with I will certainly do with a great deal more humility.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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!

Progress toward our April expenses ($20,025 to go):
$35,000.00 $14,975.48
57% 43%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: kmbold - Feb. 26, 2011 5:43 PM ET USA

    I hope he stays inactive until he learns a lot of prudence.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days