Saturday, May 29, 2004

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted - Diocese of Phoenix, AZ

The only Catholic priest to decline to remove his name from a statement affirming the rights of homosexuals has been suspended from priestly ministry.

The Rev. Andre Boulanger, who is retired, said Friday he got word of the suspension Thursday in a letter from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. Mary Jo West, Olmsted's public information officer, confirmed the letter was sent, . . . [READ MORE]

Source: "Bishop punishes priest for signing gay-rights letter", by Michael Clancy.
The Arizona Republic, May. 29, 2004.