The news is out: [Feb. 18—Monsignor Craig Harrison has announced his resignation from the Catholic Church, ending any possibility he could return as the pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, a position he has held since 1999.
For nearly two years, Harrison has been on temporary administrative leave as church officials look into allegations of sexual impropriety and inappropriate behavior, which he denies. In an emotional press conference on Thursday, Harrison said he has never been given the opportunity to present any evidence in his support to church officials, and needed to cut ties with the church in order to perform Christian activities with members of the community and his friends.
“I cannot ignore my call from Christ to serve and minister to his people,” Harrison said during the press conference while surrounded by his attorneys and family. “I’ve come to accept that I cannot do this with any organization led by people who are willing to sacrifice the gospel for politics and money.”]
It’s okay if you don’t believe me; but a monsignor? I have been writing about this for years.