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Australian bishop at odds with Vatican on celibacy, women priests

February 12, 2009

An Australian bishop has revealed that he has been under investigation by the Vatican because of his willingness to discuss the possibility of ordaining women as priests-- a question that Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI have said is definitely resolved-- or ending clerical celibacy. Bishop William Morris of Toowoomba said that he would "continue to fight for what I believe is the truth" regardless of the response from Rome. The bishop referred contemptuously to conservative Catholics who complain to the Vatican about doctrinal and disciplinary irregularities as "temple police."


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