SYDNEY - "An Australian Roman Catholic bishop has quit his post over a row with the Vatican about women priests and other liberal reforms, saying that Pope Benedict XVI thought it best he be replaced.
William Morris, who has been the Catholic Bishop of the vast Queensland diocese of Toowoomba since 1993, told parishioners on Sunday that he was taking early retirement."
Bridget Mary' Reflection:
The Vatican will not tolerate any support of women priests even from its own bishops. Let us hope that this will stir up interest in the Roman Catholic Women Priests Movement and that some day there will be women priests in Australia. The Vatican is the gift that keeps on giving! The more the Pope punishes, the more our movement grows!
Bridget Mary Meehan, RCWP
Roman Catholic Women Priests Association