Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Controversial priest weighing legal options
Diocese refuses to lift restrictions on parish contact

By Jean Torkelson, Rocky Mountain News
February 13, 2007

Embattled Episcopal priest Don Armstrong is consulting with civil and church attorneys about his legal options after a church panel refused to lift restrictions on him.

Armstrong wanted the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado to back off while it investigates an allegation of "misapplied funds" at his Colorado Springs parish.

Although he is presumed innocent under church law and not charged with any crime, Armstrong is forbidden to live as a priest or even speak to anyone at his 2,400-member parish while the investigation is under way.
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