James Callan

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James Brady Callan is a former Roman Catholic priest[1] and one of the founders of the Spiritus Christi Community in Rochester, New York.


Callan was removed from his post as administrator at Corpus Christi church in Rochester after a number of complaints were made to the Vatican about his church's policies of blessing same-sex unions, inviting non-Catholics to receive communion, having a pastoral associate, Mary Ramerman, dress and act like a priest, and other issues. The Bishop of Rochester, Matthew Clark, reassigned Callan to a community in Elmira, New York. Callan was excommunicated after he began to attend and preside over services at Spiritus Christi, then known as the New Faith community.


  1. ^ "Catholic Priest Is Suspended In Dispute Over Rules". The New York Times. 9 December 1998. p. 20. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 

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