outed priest http://northernpublicradio.org en Priest forced out for altering mass http://northernpublicradio.org/post/priest-forced-out-altering-mass <p>A southern Illinois priest is being ousted for improvising part of his services.</p><p>Bishop Edward Braxton of the Belleville Diocese has told the Rev. Bill Rowe he&#39;s now considered retired and must leave the rectory at St. Mary Parish in Mount Carmel on July 10.</p><p>Rowe&#39;s long-stated practice of changing portions of the liturgy to make them easier to understand didn&#39;t become public until February. That came after church leaders in Rome revamped the liturgy to be based on earlier Latin versions.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:26:14 +0000 Victor Yehling 13924 at http://northernpublicradio.org