The Maryknoll priest, Roy Bourgeois, best known for his crusade against the School for the Americas (SOA) recently participated in the ordination of a woman at a liturgy. Not just participated, liturgically speaking, but a bit more. Bourgeois before:
I consulted a lot of friends, I’ve done a lot of discernment, spoken with a lot of women friends. I felt in conscience — this matter of conscience keeps coming up and I don’t know what other word to use — if I didn’t attend her ordination, I would have to stop addressing this issue as I do.
I have no intentions of participating in a similar ceremony in the future. The next step now is to move ahead.
The Maryknoll head and General Council send their report on to Rome, but the matter appears to be over. I’m sure the angry in our midst will be disappointed, but …