You all know about the contumacious antics of Fr. James Scahill, a priest of St. Michael’s Parish in East Longmeadow, MA in the Diocese of Springfield.
Father Scahill says, "The church will not have myopic obedience from me like the myopic obedience of the soldiers of Hitler."
He accused Pope Benedict of lying and has called for the pope to resign. Fr. Scahill states the pope is lying about his own involvement in covering sex abuse of children. The comments were made as a part of Fr. Scahill’ sermon.
A past story about Fr. Scahill.
A statement was released by Springfield Bishop McDonnell.
“There is a sad irony in that Father Scahill’s remarks were delivered on Divine Mercy Sunday,” said McDonnell, adding the church has expressed “tremendous sorrow, sadness and shame” about clergy abuse cases.
“The church leadership knows how difficult it is for those who have suffered abuse at the hands of clergy who should have been signs of God’s love rather than inflictors of pain,” the bishop said.”Here in the Diocese of Springfield, as in trouble throughout the United States and beyond, we are vigilant in the efforts undertaken to ensure such tragedies can never happen again.”
So… is Fr. Scahill still in his parish?