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A group of dissident Austrian priests has announced plans to engage in open defiance of Church law.

The Priests’ Initiative, which claims the support of 329 clerics, has argued in favor of administering Communion to Catholics who are divorced and remarried, allowing lay people to preach and to lead Communion services, ending priestly celibacy, inviting married priests to return to active ministry, and advocating the ordination of women. The group says that it will ignore a warning from Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna, the president of the Austrian bishops’ conference, who warned that such open contempt for Church authority would have consequences.

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