Bishop suspends Indiana priest for criticizing Black Lives Matter

The axe falls on one who opens his mouth and wields his pen at the wrong time as judged by newspaper headlines.

CARMEL, Indiana, July 8, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic priest Father Theodore Rothrock of the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, has been suspended as parish priest of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel, Indiana, following his condemnation of the Black Lives Matter and Antifa movements.

Despite the priest admitting that some of his phrasing was stated “rather poorly,” and “it was not my intention to offend anyone and I am sorry that my words have caused any hurt to anyone,” Bishop Timothy L. Doherty removed Rothrock from his parish and told the faithful, “if anyone asks you, you can tell them that this bishop says that Black lives matter.”

Sure, Bishop, you bought the message, and your man in Carmel — suspended, for crying out loud! — pays for his delivering another.  That’s giving a lot of creedence to an organization and movement that ought not to be beyond criticism. Nice going.

via LifeSite

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