Dale Fushek, once one of the most powerful and popular priests in the Diocese of Phoenix, has been excommunicated.
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted said the decision was the result of Fushek's role in the Praise and Worship Center, a new church that Fushek founded with another former priest, Mark Dippre.
The decision had nothing to do with Fushek's legal issues, where he faces trial for several misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct, according to a statement by the Diocese of Phoenix.
Fushek and Dippre founded the church in November 2007, three years after Fushek was suspended from the priesthood for sexual misconduct issues.
Perhaps Life Teen will be suppressed as well, God willing.