- v. present participle of defrock.
“But church officials, experts in abuse prevention and even some victims 'advocates question whether the time-consuming church process known as laicization, often called defrocking, is the right benchmark in abuse cases.”
“Some say there is no "defrocking" of a Kohein while others insist one progressive Orthodox rabbi performed a marriage ceremony between a Kohein and a divorcee.”
“The pope in recent months has taken steps to address the matter, such as defrocking abusive priests, stepping up Vatican rules for reporting abuse, and accepting the resignation of bishops who decades ago failed to report abuse.”
“removal from the clerical state," popularly known as defrocking, said Matt Kerr, a spokesman for the Diocese of Allentown.”
“Just imagine the kind of "defrocking" she would have gotten if she had been a muslim first and then converted to Christianity ...”
“The truth is the Vatican's tyranny may be better served by not defrocking Father Bourgeois.”
“The Vatican is in the process of defrocking and formally excommunicating Bourgeois for supporting and attending women's ordinations.”
“The Pope was embroiled in new controversy this weekend over a letter he signed arguing that the “good of the universal church” should be considered against the defrocking of an American priest who committed sex offences against two boys.”
“If that means defrocking and excomunnicating Priests and then handing them over to civil authorities for prosecution than so be it.”
“Penalties could include defrocking or suspension from the ministry.”
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