Skip to comments.Excommunicated Priest To Appeal to New Pope
Posted on 04/18/2013 7:04:40 PM PDT by NYer
Roy Bourgeois is becoming the Pete Rose of Catholicism.
He got booted for bad behavior and now he's trying everything he can to weasel his way back in.
Bourgeois, you might recall, is the priest who was excommunicated for his public approval of the ordination of women and was subsequently stripped of his priestly duties. Not only did he publicly approve of female ordination, he reportedly took part in one such ceremony. And he's reportedly "working with an attorney" to appeal his status because he's thinking that Pope Francis might be a little more amenable to his point of view on things a bit more than Pope Benedict XVI was.
With the election of new Pope Francis, Bourgeois said Friday he is working with an attorney to appeal the decision that expelled him from being a Catholic priest for the next 40 years.Bourgeois has certainly been busy. Besides lawyering up, he spoke at a Call to Action conference earlier this year, he was in East Lansing last night to show a movie entitled "Pink Smoke in the Vatican," and next month he'll be in New York City along with Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin to push for female ordination as well as other issues at a number of different locations.
“He signed the order in November and we are appealing it right now,” Bourgeois said of Benedict. “We hope the new pope will be more open to women in the church.”
Bourgeois, 74, said he was stripped of his position after he publicly supported the ordination of women priests. While actions were considered against him, Bourgeois said he was asked to recant his support and remain silent on women ordination, but he refused...
Bourgeois said he’s never met the new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio...
“I’m feeling better about this pope,” he said. “I’m feeling humble. He is much closer to the poor and he is calling for simplicity. I’m cautiously optimistic.”
“Excommunicated Priest to appeal to new Pope.”
No, I don’t think he’s the Pope’s type!
ME? I’m not the one who got excommunicated, yet.
I don’t beieve he will get a very good reception from Pope Francis.
I sure hope he doesn’t
I wonder what kind of lawyer knows enough theology to deem to act as an attorney for a defrocked priest. Is this a Clergical lawyer?
Bourgeois is a marxist supporter of “Liberation Theology” and has been for many decades, esp. regarding El Salvador and Nicaragua where he supported the communist FLMN and the FLSN (Sandinistas).
His record of affiliation with communist front groups in the US is very long, Check out the sites www.DiscoverTheNetwork.com and www.keywiki.org for details on his past.
He makes the Berrigans look like saints, and they were hardcore marxists too.
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Well, I say they should probably at least reconsider it in 40 years when he turns 114...
(But, seriously, this guy sounds like he may be struggling with Alzheimers or some form of dementia already, at age 74. Both he and Sister Keehan would both probably feel a lot more comfortable in some liberal, phony church, though it wouldn't be good for them.)
My dad always says, "You're in trouble when you start believing your own press releases."
This guy is sitting in a heterodox, ultra-radical echo chamber where they have all been telling each other that Pope Francis just luuuuurrrvs "the poor", so he must be "one of us," unlike those evil patriarchal judgmental members of the hierarchy who DON'T love "the poor".
This Pope is the real deal -- he loves the poor (of spirit not just in worldly goods) AND he also loves Christ and His Church.
Bourgeois is not going to get what he expects, and he will no doubt be shocked and stunned.
for this dope
just say nope
He's making the same mistake the liberal nuns made. He's confusing the Pope's humility for doctrinal weakness.