I should mention that there is another helpful article from the Catholic News Agency on the Toowoomba affair (including a quote from moi-même from my ABC piece, albeit a quote that gets a bit of a pan from Fr Z! Yup, always nice to feel the luv), that frames the debate around the effects on orthodox Catholics in the diocese, and the general flavour of the ex-Bishop's reign.
Here is an extract as a taster:
"Styling himself as “Bishop Bill,” his innovations were very radical, very visible and instantly applied.
Out went clerical dress. Instead the bishop wore shirt and tie emblazoned with a diocesan crest. Each priest was issued with one as well.
Out went individual confessions. In came collectivized penance services in which participants are granted “general absolution.” Under Church law, general absolution is to be used in extreme circumstances. Under “Bishop Bill” the rare exception became the ordinary rule.
Out went the traditional model of governance by a Catholic bishop. In came a form of administration by committee — including committees appointing priests. In fact, Bishop Morris’ tenure began with a service held in a local retreat center. There he asked the priests of the diocese to sign his letter of appointment from Rome “to indicate their acceptance” of him as their bishop.
Out went the traditional understanding of priesthood. Many parishes started to be run by nuns and lay people with priests only used to administer some sacraments some of the time.
And out went a traditional understanding of the authority of the Church."
Do go read the whole thing.