Bishop J. Peter Sartain of the Diocese of Joliet (Illinois) removed the pastor of one of his churches after it was discovered that the pastor engaged in homosexual relations with another man. A diocesan investigation revealed that Rev Jerry Simonelli broke his vows of celibacy, and he will no longer lead St Isodore's. Simonelli is on administrative leave, which means he cannot wear clerics, perform as a priest or identify himself as such.
Hearing this news is like a breath of fresh air. I hope this is a trend that continues to spread.
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