Three strikes for military chaplain
Father Thomas Doyle of the Archdiocese for Military Services was removed from his post by Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien. Although the liberal media were buzzing about this being "retaliation for his work on behalf of [sex abuse] victims,' this pipe dream is a mere cover for the clerical nonsense that Doyle has been engaging in for years. For starters: (1) Doyle circulated an official statement among his superiors that communion services could be regularly held in place of daily masses, which are 'not an essential element of the practice of the Catholic faith,' and that this action required no permission from ecclesiastical superiors; (2) he denied his archbishop's juridical right to oversee and govern such practices; and (3) when he received word of his dismissal, which would sever his pension plan with the military, he enrolled as a priest with the schismatic 'Holy Orthodox Catholic Church' in order to retain his benefits.
This story ran in the May 6 'Arlington Catholic Herald' (not available on the internet). I've had trouble finding a good internet media outlet which ran this side of the story, so you'll have to take my word on it for now . . .
# posted by Jamie : 7:59 AM