In case you've not been following the dramatic saga of William Morris, the Australian bishop (of the Diocese of Toowoomba) removed by the Vatican after an apostolic visitation led by Archbishop Charles Chaput, and brought on by Morris's comments on women's ordination in 2006, here's one of the original stories in The Australian. This story includes a link to his letter to his diocese. Here is an earlier story on CathNews, from 2009, outlining the Vatican's investigation. And his latest comments, released today:
“I’m not angry,’’ he told radio. “I’m just sad, that’s all."
“I’m sad for the local church, but not for myself. I’m not angry but I’ve been trying to get a process of justice… if it affects me it affects the wider community."
He said he doesn’t think the Vatican likes being questioned and that his leadership was questioned because he was seen as being too open and too inclusive.
“When I had a meeting with the Pope in 2009 he quoted back to me basically what cardinals had quoted back to me - and that was a misinterpretation of my pastoral letter.”
He says he has concerns about the way he was treated by the Vatican.