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  •  They don't like him very much (5+ / 0-)
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    417els, a gilas girl, kyril, jhop7, poco

    His parish, St. Leo's in Tacoma, is out of proper relations with Rome; basically, they've been kicked out and branded as heretics because Bichsel won't shut up when the Archbishop tells him to. Defying the hierarchy, even if you are in accordance with the traditions of the Catholic Church and the Bible, is not something you do and get away with lightly. Also, social justice and liberation theology types have had it rough in the Catholic Church since the late '80s.

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