Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Boston Card.O'Malley Bans Priest from Dioc. Land; Radical Austrian Priest Schuller Tours US in July

Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley says Fr. Helmut Schuller -- who is considered by many theologians to be a radical Austrian priest --  cannot speak on archdiocesan property, thus forcing a rescheduling of the Boston leg of his 15-city tour, which begins July 15, the National Catholic Reporter website reports today (June 26, 2013).

Last week, Cardinal O'Malley ruled that "Father Schuller could not speak at any Catholic parish because he espouses beliefs that are contrary to the teachings of the Catholic church."

Schuller is founder of the Austrian Priests' Initiative -- a group of Austrian priests pushing for institutional reforms in the Catholic church.

The group issued an "Appeal to Disobedience" in 2011, calling for (among other things) acceptance of women and married people to the Catholic priesthood.

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