Priest fired over Mass prayers fights to keep his job

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (RNS) A Roman Catholic priest who was fired for altering the words of the Mass is now digging deep into the letter of church law in an effort to regain his post as parish priest. By Tim Townsend.

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Priest fired for refusing to use new Catholic prayers

ST. LOUIS (RNS) An Illinois priest who refused to recite the prayers at Mass as written has been fired, a sign that bishops may have little tolerance for priests who refuse to conform to a new Mass that took effect last year. By Tim Townsend.