Say a prayer for Fr. Roy Bourgeois who has now been excommunicated for failing to repent of his support of women’s ordination. May he repent and come back into full communion with the Church.
In other news Betsey Guest a spokeswoman for the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers has a future as a spin artist for any politician judging by her replies.
Betsey Guest is merely trying to respect Fr. Bourgeois’ privacy in this matter, as she should.
If and when Father wishes to discuss this… and it seems to be only a rumor so far… it will be up to him to do so.
Stand strong, Father. In 400 years more or less, the Catholic church will come around. Those of us who admire you will be long gone, but we will all be saved by having led a good life.
You are perfectly welcome to enjoy priestesses in the Episcopal church, or any other church that ordains them, because you clearly do not understand that women cannot – and should not – be ordained as CATHOLIC priestesses, as it renders null and void the Sacraments instituted by Christ – specifically the Eucharist, Confession, and Anointing of the Sick.
A schism version of the “Catholic” church may “come around” in “400 years or so”, but it will cease to be Catholic and be “Catholic” in name only.
If Fr. Bourgeois were in the right, there’d be no need for spin. He – and his spokesman – both know the excommunication was, sadly, deserved and earned by his actions.
As for being saved…well, whatever helps you sleep at night. That’s a risk I won’t take with my soul.
…and we are saved by the grace of God…not by the good life that we have lived…Pelagius rides again!
Fr. Philip, OP