I fear that the traditional Catholic community has a double standard when it comes to homosexual scandals in the clergy. If they are perceived as progressive, such as Cardinal McCarrick, then they throw all kinds of slander and ugly commentary at him. But if traditionalist, they make excuses or are more willing to forgive.
I happen to believe when a bishop, priest or deacon commits a mortal sin with consensual sex partners, no one under age or under their authority, that is, that there should be efforts to address the dysfunction, the mortal sin and if possible to seek rehabilitation and reintegration into the priestly life as long as the sexual behavior has ceased. I do think it wise that the offending cleric not remain in the parish where it was discovered he was in mortal sin.
Homosexual promiscuity is a bit more problematic since it is disordered and could be compulsive. At least there is the normalcy of hetersexual sex that may not include additional pathologies. So Church authorities should not be swayed by the homosexual lobby or give into political correctness.
But not all homosexual priests are inclined to pathologies and often live quite exemplary priestly lives never giving into chronic mortal sin with same sex partners.
I don't know what the issues are for Fr. Phillips. I do think there should be some transparency because he is a nationally known figure in Church circles.
But his rights have to be respected and if he wants to ride into the obscure sunset without any more noteritety than he has a right to that.
I do not believe that Cardinal Cupich is taking revenge on Fr. Phillips or his parish. That kind of rumor, slander and libel needs to cease in the traditional Catholic community.