We last heard from Rev. Ned Reidy back in June when he wrote an article congratulating the Orthodox on ordaining women deacons.
A little googling turned up the fact that he’s in a “let’s play Catholic and have women priests” community, and a commenter (comment since lost) said that he had formerly been a member of the Holy Cross (Catholic) religious order.
Well, the Rev. Ned is back, says Get Religion, and in full Galileo mode, as he faces a trial for, I kid you not, heresy. (In California? gasp!)
Get Religion takes up the oddity that the San Bernardino Diocese seems to be the only one in the United States that does heresy trials — along with the fact that it’s hard to be excommunicated when you’ve already started up with a different church, but there seems to be a question of brand identification or something. Get Religion refers to the story in the PE.com as a well-written article with various experts interviewed.
I still get google searches for Rev. Ned, so I thought I’d pass along the update.