According to this article, Father Farrow, who was the pastor of the St. Paul Newman Center, which serves students at Cal State Fresno, started packing up that Saturday night. The next morning, he gave a local TV station an interview and said he is "gay."
Then he said Mass, and in his homily he announced his opposition to Prop 8, the defense of marriage initiative. He said, "I know these words of truth will cost me dearly..."
Then he went home, finished his packing and cleared out of town to stay with friends in L.A.
We should note especially that by calling his own sick words "truth," Father Farrow is accusing Jesus' Catholic Church of not having the truth.
Father Farrow graduated from St. John's Seminary in Camarillo.
The Times article says that last Thursday, Bishop John Steinbock of the Diocese of Fresno suspended Father Farrow by letter and warned him that more sanctions could follow.
Look, most likely all this could have been avoided if, away back when, someone had applied closer scrutiny.
Those in authority could either have not admitted him to the seminary or, at some point during his years in the seminary told him he needed to be elsewhere.
Only the most stable, psychologically sound men should be in the seminary and the priesthood. Is that test truly being applied now, around our country? Let's hope and pray so.