Schism in Pittsburgh diocese
Well, I suppose it's not a full-blown schism until they recruit a bishop, which doesn't seem likely in this case, but it's worth watching.
Rev. William Hausen, after years of public dissent on moral/doctrinal issues, for which he earned himself a parish reassignment two years ago, earned himself (and all his new parishioners) a prompt excommunication this week by 'starting his own church,' namely, 'Christ Hope Ecumenical Catholic Church,' where he 'preaches love.' Hausen has been warned of this excommunication by Bishop Donald Wuerl, who has apparently been making attempts to reconcile Hausen and put a stop to his idiocy.
# posted by Jamie : 12:27 PM