Priest at embattled Mo. parish willing to resign

AP News
Posted: Nov 23, 2009 11:20 AM

The priest at a predominantly Polish Roman Catholic church in St. Louis at odds with the archdiocese says he's willing to step down if it will help the parish.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rev. Marek Bozek told parishioners at St. Stanislaus Kostka on Sunday that he doesn't want his personal circumstances to get in the way of what is best for the parish.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis filed suit last year to regain control of St. Stanislaus. Since 2001, the church board has twice amended its bylaws giving it control over church matters.

Bozek arrived at St. Stanislaus in 2005. His version of Catholicism that includes acceptance of homosexuality and support of women's ordination has brought in new parishioners but driven away many traditional ones.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,