I certainly never heard a better description of liberalism than what Fr Kennedy rudely said of the Church's lawful authority that has now suspended him: "corrupt, irrelevant and ruthless". Indeed, he damns himself out of his own mouth with this apt conjunction of adjectives: for his priestly ministry is corrupt, he is irrelevant, and by his rebellion against all doctrine, morals and legal norms has proved himself ruthless. As the proverb has it, Scratch a liberal, find a fascist.
(The amusing thing is that Rome has had to goad Bathersby, that do-nothing liberal himself, into acting as he should have decades ago...)
What a dirty low fellow this renegade is, blasphemously denying Our Lord's Divinity, amongst much else; time was he would have been regarded with horror by all Christians, and in earlier ages the State itself, inflamed by his pernicious crimes, would have burnt him at the stake. Remember always, Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.
I assume that all fellow-travelling liberals will be moaning and groaning about how it's all so unfair; a little more dialogue and supine inanition, and he would have become Archbishop of Brisbane himself, there to ring in the millennium by deifying President Obama as the new, better, inclusive Christ. After all, isn't such utter compromise with the world, a wholesale surrender to secular/leftist dogmas and morals, just what liberals really want?