Thought we had a thread on this, but can't find it.
Today a document
, prepared by two priests loyal to Bishop Morris, Father Peter Schultz, the diocese's judicial vicar, and Fr. Peter Dorfield, former vicar general of the diocese, was released giving the history of this case.
...The new document confirms that the Vatican removed the bishop for flagrant abuses in the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance and for advocating women's ordination to the priesthood.
Leaked to the Australian press, the confidential document offers a unique glimpse into the workings of the Vatican's disciplinary process.
It also reveals that the bishop's sacking was the conclusion of a long and sometimes tense back-and-forth with the Vatican - and not the consequence of a sudden decision, as the Australian bishop suggested in a letter last week.
The document, entitled "Summary History of Bishop Morris' dispute with the Roman Dicasteries" is an addendum to a seven-page defense of Bishop Morris that was sent April 29 to priests, leaders and the head of Christian denominations in the Toowoomba region....
This is supposedly in his defense. I don't see a need for a prosecution.