BOSTON — While reforming the Catholic Church has long been a topic of debate, there is a growing group of unlikely reformers — about 400 priests. They’re calling on the church to take steps — such as allowing women and married people into the priesthood — to deal with the shortage of priests.
One of the group’s leaders is an Austrian priest, Father Helmut Schuller.
Schuller was scheduled to speak at a Catholic church in Dedham Wednesday night but Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley banned him from speaking on church property. So he’ll be at a Unitarian church in Dedham instead.
We sat down with Schuller and asked him why he’s on this 15-city U.S. tour.