DOUBLE STANDARD IN SAN ANTONIO: Prelate sent faithful sisters packing after embracing gay priestby Stephen Wynne • ChurchMilitant.com • February 13, 2018
Prelate sent faithful sisters packing after embracing gay priestSAN ANTONIO (ChurchMilitant.com) – Recent statements by San Antonio Abp. Gustavo Garcia-Siller are reinforcing the glaring divide between his words and deeds.On Saturday, the prelate took to Twitter, saying, “Sinners can become saints but the corrupt not.” WATCH MORE LIKE THIS The archbishop’s move, OLA members say, was in retaliation for the parish’s transfer to the Anglican Use Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter in Houston. The parish had been locked in a power struggle with Garcia-Siller for years, who wanted to retain control of the property. When Rome finally sided with the parish in March 2017, the prelate seems to have exacted his revenge, taking out his wrath on three religious sisters.
Looking further back, the gulf between Garcia-Siller’s words and actions becomes clearer still. For more than a year, the archbishop of San Antonio has waged an open campaign of persecution against Our Lady of the Atonement — against orthodox Roman Catholics.
A year before he severed the sisters from their parish, as part of the same alleged “land grab,” Garcia-Siller dismissed OLA pastor Fr. Christopher Phillips in a move Atonement parishioners described as “illegal and abusive.”