St. Agnes' pastor, Monsignor Gary Applegate, declined to comment on the situation.
The law doesn't allow me to comment on personnel matters, he said.Uh huh.
I wonder how much of this is due to an emboldenment on the part of conservatives with the election of Pope Benedict. OK, the Church does not like homosexuality, but I think She blundered here badly, forgetting Her own teachings about the power of music. I know in my own faith life there have been times, and increasingly now is one of those times, when music is what connects me to God and the Church. I have, by the way, been in choir since I was eight or so. But last night I really questioned how I can do this, given the behavior of the Church on this issue.
Still other details are in this Kansas City Star article.