Today, excommunicated and defrocked Roman Catholic Maryknoll priest and peace activist Roy Bourgeois, published an open letter to Pope Francis I. In ...
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In an editorial published Monday morning, a prominent Catholic newspaper endorsed the controversial movement to ordain women priests.
Calling the p...
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...
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.
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.
VATICAN CITY — A U.S. Catholic priest who supports ordination for women was detained briefly by police Monday after marching to the Vatican to p...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
"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?"
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.
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.
By Bruce Nolan
Religion News Service
NEW ORLEANS -- The Rev. Roy Bourgeois, the Louisiana native and peace activist who was excommunicated three year...
Since Father Roy will be in Archbishop Timothy Dolan's own backyard, I thought a comment was in order.
What do we do if one of our religious communities is directly involved in racist, sexist, homophobic, or anti-Semitic doings?
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