Here’s some good news! Via Church Militant.
His Excellency Most Reverend Michael Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh, has forbidden a dissident priest from talking at a Catholic institution in the diocese.
Bishop Michael Burbidge is rescinding an invitation to Fr. Michael Crosby, OFM Cap
RALEIGH, N.C. (ChurchMilitant.com) – The head of the Raleigh diocese is rescinding a speaking invitation to a dissident priest.
Father Michael Crosby, a Franciscan priest well known for dissenting on Church teaching with regard to clerical celibacy, female ordination and homosexuality, was scheduled to give a Lenten mission at St. Stephen the First Martyr parish in Sanford March 12–16.
He was going to be the homilist for the weekend English Masses, and then give talks for the following three days. The title of his mission was “Obstacles and Occasions of Grace to Fulfill the Great Command.”
Earlier this week, ChurchMilitant.com contacted Bp. Michael Burbidge, head of the Raleigh diocese, to inquire about the event. Thursday morning, we received an email from William Atwell, diocesan communications director, informing us that Fr. Crosby’s speaking engagement was being canceled.
“We have reviewed this matter with all appropriate parties,” Atwell stated, “with the result being that Father Crosby will not be speaking in the Diocese of Raleigh.”
Fr. Z kudos.
There are still reassuring indications of sanity in some places.