WATCH: The Case of Fr. Theodore Rothrock

Faithful Catholics in the diocese of Lafayette, Indiana are troubled by their bishop’s capitulation to a leftist group’s demand that a good priest be ousted.

“Fr. Ted is superb. He’s done more community outreach with all groups of people — not just whites, not just this person — black, brown, the Asians — everywhere, all the way across, the far east side,” said a parishioner.

Bishop Timothy Doherty suspended Fr. Theodore Rothrock on July 1 after the group called “Carmel Against Racial Injustice” (CARI for short), demanded the pastor be removed for speaking against Black Lives Matter Foundation Inc., an organization opposed to Church teaching on virtually every topic.

CARI, founded last month by high school friends Ashten Spilker, Kayla Seymour and Breanna Hargrove, received a blessing to protest at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Carmel, where Fr. Rothrock served as pastor before his suspension, from interim administrator, Dcn. Bill Reid.

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