Complaints from annoyed parishioners about a priest’s “brand” of religion have forced the Catholic church to move on a recent appointee from northern Tasmania.
Father Nicholas Rynne, ordained in 2013 and formerly based in Sydney, ceased working in Tasmania’s Meander Valley Parish after “recent disturbances” and a subsequent investigation, the Archdiocese of Hobart announced on Wednesday.
“We pray that a process of healing and restoration of unity may be achieved in the parish and among all affected,” Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous said in a statement, noting there was no allegation of sexual abuse among the complaints.
[Ed: it’s worth noting that other reports reveal that the same parishioners who persecuted Fr Rynne, also detest the archbishop. He’s weakly caved in to their demands instead of sending them off to attend an equality and diversity course in order to learn all about inclusion…]
The archdiocese launched an investigation headed by retired Melbourne Bishop Peter Elliot, who last week interviewed 86 people in the community.
The parish takes in the centres of Westbury and Deloraine, west of Launceston.
“In the light of Bishop Elliot’s recommendations and following discussion with diocesan consultors and the council of priests, Fr Nicholas Rynne has ceased his role,” Archbishop Porteous said, noting the father is taking leave.
[Ed: utterly disgraceful. Everyone involved should be hanging their muddled and apostate heads in shame.]
In a publicly-available letter addressed to Fr Rynne, Maureen Bennett wrote that she and fellow parishioners felt hostility towards the priest.
[Ed: that’s putting it mildly. These nuts physically assaulted this priest and an elderly female supporter – click here to read more. ]
“If people other than our Archbishop do not agree with your brand of religion you should expect it and stop putting forward a sob story about how badly done by you are,” she penned.
[Ed: this would be the “brand” of religion that has given us countless saints and martyrs for 2000 years, of course. Numpty.]
“You accused us of being apostates when it is you who is setting up a sect within our religion and trying to indoctrinate everyone that yours is the only true religion.”
[Ed: the traditional Catholic Church & Faith the only true religion? Where on earth did Fr Rynne get that idea?]
She slammed as “ridiculous” his decision to wear a cassock and collar and hit out at the priest’s attitude towards women on the altar.
[Ed: I think she means “in the sanctuary” – women would look even more out of place on the actual altar. This one really is a numpty.]
“We have no love for clerical dress and have embraced those priests and nuns who have shown us that by dressing in the same way as the rest of us they are human beings,” the letter continued.
[Ed: Maureen Bennett thinks she’s (only) a human being? Now, that really IS humble Since she clearly lords it over the archbishop and just about everyone in Australia, I’m not so sure there’s not some… er… supernatural activity going on here, a certain “spirit” shall we say, enveloping this self-appointed guardian of her own brand of religion… But this much is clear: she’s anything but human to treat her priest in this disgraceful way.]
Her criticism was broad.
“Your attitude to women on the altar, depriving of us of positions we have humbly held in the past and the jerky manner in which you now turn to the people and the way you pray the consecration are all very annoying,” she said.
[Ed: Well, we can see that the humility is just oozing out of this one, can’t we?]
The controversial priest had also introduced a Latin mass to the Westbury church in addition to the standard mass.
[Ed: Phew! So that’s it? Phew! Here’s me thinking he must surely have been selling drugs or dealing in human trafficking to excite such anger and opposition…] Source – The Australian 3/4/19
Please click here to sign the petition which has been organised by supporting parishioners
But first, please pray for this poor priest, victimised by a bunch of nasty parishioners, and hung out to dry by his weak archbishop.