Priest who ‘ad libbed’ liturgies is suspended from ministry
CWN – July 10, 2012
An Illinois priest who resigned as pastor because he refused to use the new English-language translation of the Mass has been suspended from ministry.
Father William Rowe, who acknowledged that he had been “improvising” the words of the Mass for years, has been notified by Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville that his priestly faculties have been removed.
(An account of Father Rowe’s suspension in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch contains several crucial errors. See Phil Lawler’s [commentaryj below] for a brief critique.)
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