Now, here's a Bishop! Hint: He's CATHOLIC, really…
Just when you think there isn’t a bishop with a backbone…ok, ok, I’m exaggerating, maybe one with a backbone– here comes His Excellency, Msgr Carlos Ñañez from the Diocese of Cordoba in Argentina. He loves his flock. He also loves his priests. Sometimes, tough love is necessary in order to save the soul.
Father José Nicolas Alessio. be grateful and be humble, your bishop loves you!
Ad majorem Dei gloriam,
From the blog, Big Blue Wave,
Argentinian priest suspended for having supported gay marriage
José Nicolas Alessio underwent a canonical trial in the province of Cordoba and was found guilty of persistantly rejecting the doctrine on marriage, and of disobeying his ordinary, having expressed himself publicly in media against the Church’s Magisterium. He is prohibited from celebrating the Eucharist, hearing confessions, celebrating other sacraments and may not live in the parish house.
From the sound of it, the priest did not know what hit him. He did not expect such a swift decision. He said : “They condemned and excluded me for having a different opinion.”
No kidding, Sherlock.
The name of the local bishop is Msgr Carlos Ñañez. Promote that man!
Posted by Suzanne 3/7/11