Archbishop nixes Austrian priest's talk at Detroit parish
July 26, 2013 | AP Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron has banned an Austrian priest from speaking at a parish because the priest advocates ordaining women and making celibacy for priests optional.
The Rev. Helmut Schuller was scheduled to speak at Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in the Detroit suburb of Westland. Instead, the Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/18D4bp7 ) his appearance Friday night has been moved to Wayne Memorial High School.
Schuller has been banned from speaking at Catholic churches in other parts of the U.S., where he is taking part in a multi-city tour. Schuller says the bans in Detroit and elsewhere reflect "an old-fashioned system" where church leadership is out of touch.
Archdiocese of Detroit spokesman Joe Kohn says Schuller's teachings are "not in harmony with Catholic Church teachings."
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