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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:59 PM

Father Bourgeois expelled by Maryknollers

From the Women's Ordination Conference Facebook page:

"Friends, we received sad news today. Maryknoll announced this afternoon that the Vatican has dismissed Fr. Roy Bourgeois from their order. We will share more as we can. Please keep Fr. Roy in your prayers."

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hedgehog Nov 2012 OP
47of74 Nov 2012 #1
mykpart Nov 2012 #2
rug Nov 2012 #3
mykpart Dec 2012 #4

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:05 PM

1. Just saw the NCR article

Here's the NCR article;

The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith made the dismissal in October, according to a news release issued Monday afternoon by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.

Dominican Fr. Tom Doyle, a canon lawyer acting on Bourgeois' behalf, told NCR he was not aware of the move.

Doyle said he and Bourgeois met with Maryknoll's superior general, Fr. Edward Dougherty, in June, and the issue of dismissal had not been discussed.

"The idea then was that things would continue and they would not dismiss Roy and they would continue to dialogue," Doyle said. "And then this just happened, unilaterally. had no idea."


Gutless backstabbers.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:00 PM

2. It's one thing to dismiss him.

It's another to blindside him with it. That's just chickenshit. And yet the bishops who enabled pedophile priests were allowed to continue in their ministries. They probably even had a voice in the decision to dismiss Father Bourgeois. I will continue to pray for the old men in power in the Church will learn to listen to the voice of God and not themselves.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:03 PM

3. Maryknoll diminshed itself.

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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:23 AM

4. Bourgeous's lawyer asks Maryknoll for "honest answers."

Roy Bourgeois' canon lawyer has written to the leadership of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, asking for "honest answers" about the order's involvement in the Vatican's dismissal of the longtime peace activist and priest.
Dominican Fr. Tom Doyle's questions include what knowledge the religious order had of the move by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and why it hasn't shared the official document from the papal office.

Bourgeois, widely known for his work calling attention to injustices in Latin America, had come under scrutiny for his support of women's ordination. The Vatican congregation dismissed him from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, of which he had been a member for 45 years, on Oct. 4, the order announced in a press release Nov. 19.

The dismissal drew criticism from a former head of the U.S. missionary order, who said in an interview it represented interference "with the integrity of the society."

http://ncronline.org/news/people/bourgeois-lawyer-asks-maryknoll-honest-answers

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