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Roy Bourgeois

Pope Francis and the Rebranding of Catholicism

Michele Somerville | Posted 10.02.2016 | Religion
Michele Somerville

As a Catholic who observed closely the resignation of the emeritus pope and elevation of Jorge Bergoglio, in March of 2013, with hope and some suspicion, I find myself vexed by the profuse adulation Pope Francis I received during his visit to the United States.

Is the Pope Christian? Fr. Roy Bourgeois Writes to the the Pope

Michele Somerville | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Today, excommunicated and defrocked Roman Catholic Maryknoll priest and peace activist Roy Bourgeois, published an open letter to Pope Francis I. In ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Prominent Catholic Newspaper Calls For Vatican To Approve Women Priests | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion

In an editorial published Monday morning, a prominent Catholic newspaper endorsed the controversial movement to ordain women priests. Calling the p...

Roy Bourgeois Dismissed From Religious Order By Vatican

National Catholic Reporter | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion

By Joshua J. McElwee for the National Catholic Reporter. Roy Bourgeois, a longtime peace activist and priest who had come under scrutiny for his su...

Challenging The Vatican Old Boys' Network

Bill Quigley | Posted 01.01.2012 | Religion
Bill Quigley

Fr. Roy faces expulsion from his Catholic community, Maryknoll, for refusing to recant his belief that women can and should be allowed to become priests.

Roy Bourgeois Detained At The Vatican For The Crime Of Primacy Of Conscience

Michele Somerville | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

I was saddened to learn that the Roman Catholic priest was detained by police as he arrived at the Vatican to deliver a petition signed by 15,000 Catholics in support of him and women's ordination.

Why We Need Female Spiritual Leaders

Jennifer Armstrong | Posted 10.28.2011 | Women
Jennifer Armstrong

It's well past time for girls to grow up seeing women in robes up there on the altar, creating a matriarchal lineage to equal the far-too-patriarchal one.

Rallying Around Father Roy: How Catholics Should Respond To His Impending Dismissal

Marianne T. Duddy-Burke | Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion
Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

Too many Catholics face similar dilemmas frequently in their professional, ministerial, and personal lives, and choose the safe path. We have the power to validate Roy's convictions and his continued priesthood.

Catholic Priest Faces Expulsion For Supporting Women's Ordination

Posted 10.09.2011 | Religion

By David Gibson c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) A Roman Catholic priest who has campaigned for the ordination of women has been told he will b...

Papal Critics

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 10.08.2011 | Religion
Christopher Brauchli

Father Bourgeois is a priest who is a member of the Maryknoll religious order. In 2008 he participated in the ordination of a woman conducted by a group known as the Roman Catholic Womenpriests.

A Frock Does Not A Priest Make

Michele Somerville | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

According to the Vatican's own doctrine, it is God who turns men into priests. "Defrocking" Father Roy Bourgeois will not render him any less a priest. The dress does not make the man a priest.

The Ordination Of Women And The High Calling Of Dissent

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

"How can we as men say our call from God is authentic, but your call as women is not? Who are we to reject God's call of women to the priesthood?"

At Easter, Church Expels Women's Advocate, Keeps Pedophiles In The Fold

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Angela Bonavoglia

Mary's gift to the world is brutally dismissed and diminished by a Church that has declared the fight for her voice, her equality and her empowerment to be a most grave crime.

Christian Sacrifice And The Unholy Crusade To Defrock Roy Bourgeois

Michele Somerville | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

What is Father Bourgeois' transgression? Did he travel the world with a pet altar boy in tow? No. He committed a truly grave sin. One the Vatican deems intolerable.

Excommunicated Priest Now Faces Expulsion

Posted 05.31.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS -- The Rev. Roy Bourgeois, the Louisiana native and peace activist who was excommunicated three year...

Archbishop Dolan Has 'No Comment' On NYC Visit Of Excommunicated Priest

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Angela Bonavoglia

Since Father Roy will be in Archbishop Timothy Dolan's own backyard, I thought a comment was in order.

Church Threatens to Excommunicate Father Roy Bourgeois, Founder of the School of the Americas Watch

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Michael Lerner

What do we do if one of our religious communities is directly involved in racist, sexist, homophobic, or anti-Semitic doings?