Posts Tagged ‘suspended’

German Bishop of Bling suspended over spending

Friday, October 25th, 2013

A German bishop who has been criticised for his allegedly luxurious lifestyle has suspended from his episcopal ministry and instructed to live outside his diocese for an unspecified time. Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg had travelled to Rome to see Pope Francis after the head of the German bishops’ conference, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, had Read more

Head of clergy treatment centre in trouble himself

Friday, May 10th, 2013

The priest who presided over the major clergy treatment centre in the United States has been suspended from public ministry following charges of sexual and financial improprieties. Monsignor Edward Arsenault had been president of the St Luke Institute in Maryland since 2009. He stepped down after his diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire, received reports of Read more

Jesuit suspended for liturgy with woman priest

Friday, December 7th, 2012

An elderly Jesuit priest in the United States has been suspended from his priestly faculties after he joined in a liturgical celebration with a woman who claims to be a Catholic priest. The Jesuit suspended, Father Bill Brennan, 92, said the superior of his religious community in Milwaukee told him the restrictions were at the Read more