Amazing to me that this former priest cannot honestly admit that his offense clearly was pointed out to him by his superiors. He says that he is bound by his conscience. Well, he also is bound by his conscience concerning his profession of vocation, his vows of ordination, and his profession of obedience to the Bishops, Archbishops and the Holy Father. Furthermore, his conscience is bound by his priestly position as a teacher of the official position of the Roman Catholic Church. His removal as a priest does not stop him from speaking, teaching or writing. It merely recognizes the fact that he has removed himself from any participation in the magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. He did this by an action of his own free will and it would indicate his basic honesty to admit the fact and move on.