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Maryknoll Priest Faces Excommunication On Women’s Ordinations

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Canon lawyer, Edward Peters, comments on why the Maryknoll priest, Reverend Roy Bourgeois, should immediately recant his support of women’s ordination or face excommunication and defrocking. An activist and war veteran, Bourgeois’s life seems to speak to women’s issues and confronting third world countries on the treatment of women.

More on Rev. Roy Bourgeois

It’s puzzling why the Vatican doesn’t target all the outspoken radical priests like hatemonger Father Pflegler rather than just cafeteria pick the ones that feel women are equal to men.

Previous Sma’ Talk Posts on women priests.

Written by smalltalkwitht

November 13, 2008 at 1:35 am

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  1. I read the article in the link and two things struck me. First off, the glaring mistake regarding the “ordination.” There was no ordination at which Fr. Bourgeois gave a “homily.” Didn’t happen, no matter who said what words.

    As for his vow of poverty and his concern for his future should the excommunication occur, he need not worry. Several Jesuit colleges will be lined up waiting to hire him.



    November 14, 2008 at 9:43 am

  2. Interesting point. I agree with you. If there is no ordination for women, then he didn’t give a homily at an ordination or “concelebrate” it. The National Catholic phrasing will confuse Catholics.


    November 14, 2008 at 9:48 am

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