Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"Women of a Lesser God": Rochester City Paper interviews Roy Bourgeois about his dismissal from Maryknoll and women's ordination

"In a recent telephone interview from his home in Columbus, Georgia, Bourgeois said the Catholic Church is in crisis. The Vatican's stance on women's ordination is discrimination, he said, and its recent crackdown on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is "arrogant." The Vatican was critical of the LCWR for not being more outspoken against issues like abortion and same-sex marriage.

Bourgeois said the Catholic Church needs to change to remain relevant. He's saddened that more Catholics are not speaking out on behalf of women who are called to the priesthood, but he said he's confident change will come eventually.

The following is an edited version of the discussion with Bourgeois...."

This excellent interview with Fr. Roy can be read in full here.

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