Chicago Priest Fires Back at Critics Amid Controversy

Father Bill O'Donnell has been called a "bully" in the wake of staff suspensions, resignations.
3:00 | 10/03/12

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Tonight parents and parishioners labor pact meeting at saint Margaret of Scotland church your confidence K -- turmoil in the -- -- -- -- And yet it it's shaken but -- you know like this tying. I'm not gonna run in less than a week's time this church -- priests of the last thirty years has been threatened with eviction. The church schools assistant principal was suspended and today that well respected principal quit -- evening -- -- -- it would be very arrogant need to think that I was somehow part of the problem. That perhaps I did not. Do this correctly fingers appointed father bill O'Donnell the priest here for the last three months he's been called carry it even a -- by the priest he replaced. With -- O'Donnell says he. The one who's been treated poorly at a recent meeting he says a now suspended assistant principal lunged -- Twice I was physically intimidated hand in fact. Other teachers in the room stepped between us to stop -- The principles resignation letter says working with O'Donnell and the arch diocese that sent him has caused him to question his faith. Father Michael -- is his pastor it's. Tired. To car operations parishioners to model and respect and care about each other if we don't do his leadership. And I think it sends a very -- message.

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