Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix has ordered priests who signed an interfaith document promoting homosexuality to renounce the document. The nine priests who had signed on did so when Bishop O’Brien was still running things, in January 2003. But now Olmsted says they must remove their names “under obedience.” That should be enough for them, but of course, they’re now deciding whether to obey.
(The reason it’s a conditional bravo is that I want to see Bishop Olmsted follow up with discipline for those priests who fail to obey. If he does, then that will be truly remarkable.)