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President Hugo Chavez and America's "Backyard"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Hugo Chavez defied this history of power relations in the hemisphere. And for that defiance elite voices will vilify him, but a far larger number of people will see him as a hero.

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...

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.

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.