Posts Tagged ‘Sacked Bishop’

Indonesian bishop Leteng resigns in finance, mistress scandal

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The bishop of Ruteng in Indonesia has resigned amid mounting concerns surrounding an alleged mistress and reportedly stolen funds. Bishop Hubertus Leteng, 58, was accused of borrowing $94,000 from the Indonesian bishops’ conference, as well as $30,000 from the Diocese of Ruteng. Continue reading Related Posts:Polish priests defy bishop amid pedophilia scandalChinese bishop has resigned before Read more

Boundaries of infallible teaching

Friday, May 13th, 2011

When Pope Benedict XVI used the word “infallible” in reference to the ban on women’s ordination in a recent letter informing an Australian bishop he’d been sacked, it marked the latest chapter of a long-simmering debate in Catholicism: exactly where should the boundaries of infallible teaching be drawn? On one side are critics of “creeping Read more

Support mounts for sacked Queensland bishop

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Two protest vigils have been held for sacked Queensland bishop, William Morris and some Catholics are threatening to leave the Church as a result of the way the Pope has handled the situation. About 200 people gathered for a quiet prayer session opposite Bishop Morris’s Toowoomba home at Queen’s Park on Tuesday evening, while another Read more

Shocked. Saddened. Angry and appalled at Bishop’s early retirement

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Bishop of Toowoomba, William Morris announced his early retirement over the weekend, citing pressure from a disaffected group and a decision by Pope Benedict that he should be replaced. In making the announcement, Morris says he has been targeted over comments he made five years ago, comments that have been deliberately misrepresented. In a 2006 Read more