Skip to comments.Vatican dismisses Maryknoll priest from order
Posted on 11/19/2012 3:42:33 PM PST by NYer
.- The Vatican canonically dismissed Roy Bourgeois from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers on Oct. 4, for disobedience and preaching against Church teaching on women's ordination.
The decision, made by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, dispenses him from both the bonds of priesthood and religious life.
On Aug. 8, 2008, Bourgeois preached a homily at the simulated ordination of a woman to the Catholic priesthood. His participation in the simulated Mass led him to be automatically excommunicated.
“With patience, the Holy See and the Maryknoll Society have encouraged his reconciliation with the Catholic Church,” said a statement from the Maryknoll Society Nov. 19.
“Instead, Mr. Bourgeois chose to campaign against the teachings of the Catholic Church in secular and non-Catholic venues. This was done without the permission of the local U.S. Catholic Bishops and while ignoring the sensitivities of the faithful across the country.”
“Disobedience and preaching against the teaching of the Catholic Church about women's ordination led to his excommunication, dismissal and laicization.”
Bourgeois was told in July 2011 that he would be dismissed from the Maryknoll order unless he renounced his “defiant stance” against Catholic teaching on the possibility of women's ordination.
Maryknoll superior general Fr. Edward M. Dougherty in a July 27, 2011 letter warned Bourgeois of his imminent dismissal on the grounds that he had shown “obstinate disobedience” to his superiors in violation of his oath about a “grave matter.”
The letter also cited his “diffusion of teachings” opposed to the “definitive teaching of John Paul II and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church as well as the “grave scandal” he has caused to the people of God, to the Church, and to many Maryknoll priests and brothers.
Bourgeois replied soon after that the Catholic teaching on male priesthood “defies both faith and reason” and is “rooted in sexism.”
“I will not recant,” he said in his Aug. 8, 2011 reply.
Following that exchange, his case proceeded to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which more than a year later dismissed and laicized Bourgeois.
“Mr. Bourgeois freely chose his views and actions, and all the members of the Maryknoll Society are saddened at the failure of reconciliation,” the order stated.
“With this parting, the Maryknoll Society warmly thanks Roy Bourgeois for his service to mission and all members wish him well in his personal life.”
He probably wants to “become” a “woman.” And he’ll need a job.
They should have expelled that entire FMLN-loving, pro-Sandinista order 30 years ago.
From The Sound of Music:
There’s a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall
And the bells in the steeple too
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird
Is popping out to say, “Cuckoo”
Regretfully they tell us but firmly they compel us
To say goodbye to you.
There will be much high dudgeon around the office water-cooler at the Fishwrap for a while. Let the spittle-flecked nutty commence!
MARYKNOLL, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ — The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, on October 4, 2012, canonically dismissed Roy Bourgeois from the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, also known as the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. The decision dispenses the Maryknoll priest from his sacred bonds.
As a priest during 2008, Mr. Bourgeois participated in the invalid ordination of a woman and a simulated Mass in Lexington, Kentucky. [Of, I think, the Tambourine Priestess. No? From a previous post about Roy and wymynpryst Janice:
What do you want? Women priests. When do you want them? Now, we shouted out. Roy turned to me and said, Janice, were turning over the tables in the Vatican. Yes, Roy. We are, I nodded, smiling."
Soooo... How's that table thing workin' for ya now?] With patience, the Holy See and the Maryknoll Society have encouraged his reconciliation with the Catholic Church.
Instead, Mr. Bourgeois chose to campaign against the teachings of the Catholic Church in secular and non-Catholic venues. This was done without the permission of the local U.S. Catholic Bishops and while ignoring the sensitivities of the faithful across the country. Disobedience and preaching against the teaching of the Catholic Church about women’s ordination led to his excommunication, dismissal and laicization. [!]
Mr. Bourgeois freely chose his views and actions, and all the members of the Maryknoll Society are saddened at the failure of reconciliation. With this parting, the Maryknoll Society warmly thanks Roy Bourgeois for his service to mission and all members wish him well in his personal life. In the spirit of equity and charity, Maryknoll will assist Mr. Bourgeois with this transition.
Again from The Sound of Music:
So long, farewell, au revoir, auf wiedersehen
I’d like to stay and taste my first champagne
So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye
I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye, goodbye
I’m glad to go, I cannot tell a lie
I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly
The sun has gone to bed and so must I.
I wonder if this will give Roy enough streetcred to wrest the Fishwrap’s next coveted Person Of The Year Award away from, say, Sr. Simone?
If you do not believe in church doctrine, get another church. Of course they don’t want out, they want to destroy the church.
Mr. Roy Bourgeois will miss the peace he knew as a Priest ... and to think he worked so long and so hard to be ordained ...
It’s about time they started putting these people out of the Priesthood, Now if they are serious they need to call Pelosi and Biden, and give them their walking papers.
LMAO as if that will happen.
Why the HELL is my GAYDAR going BONKERS?????
This is awesome!
I didn’t know y’all could laicize the ordained. I’m proud of you!
Every time the church shows intestinal fortitude and expels some recalcitrant, what is not seen is how this energizes and encourages the faithful.
For years the laity, and the good clergy, have had to endure those who have debased the church and its teachings, with little hope for discipline of even the most repulsive of them.
I agree with both your statements.
In the USA, there are no compulsory religious requirements.
Yeah, my gaydar monitor is also beeping a good deal.
I hope that door whacks you in the @ss on the way out!
Wow. They’re not fooling around. I like it.
As the Vatican flexes its religious muscles, there will be more and more whose declared non-Catholic status will be honoured. The Church does not excommunicate. She only honours those who declare themselves excommunicated.
Yep, sometimes it takes a while but eventually it happens.
The sad thing for him is that he was given many chances to see the light. He chose not to.