US bishop tries to oust yet another faithful priest in what appears to be a pattern | News | LifeSite

BATAVIA, Illinois, June 11, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — A faithful, tradition-minded and beloved priest has been ousted from his Illinois church without reassignment or clear explanation, and has been denied residence in any diocese rectory. Hundreds of Catholics have been rallying to the defense of Fr. James Parker in recent weeks in response to the news of his dismissal, holding public rosaries and prayer vigils to pray for Fr. Parker and other persecuted priests in the Diocese of Rockford, which is led by Bishop David John Malloy. Almost 800 people attended a holy hour during one such evening at Fr. Parker’s parish, Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia, Illinois. The crowd appeared as a sea of blue, which attendees wore in honor of the Mother of God, to whom Fr. Parker has a deep devotion.

US bishop tries to oust yet another faithful priest in what appears to be a pattern | News | LifeSite

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