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Lay Catholics Hold Prayer Vigil Tonight in Support of Fr. Rothrock

On Saturday, July 11, Catholics for Unity and Peace (CUP) will hold a prayer vigil in front of the chancery of the diocese of Lafayette from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

A group of Catholics within the diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, is supporting Fr. Theodore Rothrock with a prayer vigil after he was removed from his parish last week.

Rothrock had been suspended from public ministry by Bishop Timothy L. Doherty for having spoken strongly against the Black Lives Matter and Antifa movements.

On Saturday, July 11, Catholics for Unity and Peace (CUP) will hold a prayer vigil in front of the chancery of the Diocese of Lafayette from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Vicki Yamasaki, one of CUP’s leaders, told LifeSiteNews that her organization will join several other prayer groups supporting the priest. “CUP plans to pray for the bishop, Fr. Ted and the diocese,” she said.

CUP was founded immediately after the removal of Fr. Rothrock “due to the overwhelming response we received to organize a movement.”

At the same time, the group wants to “be clear that our purpose expands beyond addressing the treatment of Fr. Ted. It is about defending our Catholic beliefs and our right to express those beliefs.”

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