Young Priest Dismissed From Parish For Telling It Like It Is

Taking On Issues: On Sunday, August 26, the day after the Vigano testimony was published, a young Catholic priest named Juan Carlos Gavancho preached a bold homily in the Santa Barbara, California, parish where he was assistant pastor. He preached about scandal, and standing up for the faith. You can hear the entire homily here, on his Facebook page.  It’s 20 minutes long, but the most intense part starts shortly after the 10-minute mark. I have transcribed it below.

The reaction to this sermon was swift. Father Gavancho was told to get his things and vacate the rectory. His name was taken off the parish website. Report and audio is here.