Posts Tagged ‘Maryknoll’

UCANews founder dies

Monday, June 29th, 2020 founder and the news agency’s executive director for 30 years Fr Robert Astorino, died on June 25. “Bob married media professionalism to a passion for the Church in Asia to develop an outstanding news media channel”, said Michael Kelly SJ, who succeeded Astorino. Astorino established 14 news bureaus to cover 22 countries throughout Asia, Read more

Priest advocate for women’s ordination is dismissed

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

An excommunicated Maryknoll priest who became an outspoken advocate for women’s ordination has been dismissed from his order and the priesthood, but supporters are questioning the manner in which he was removed. A Maryknoll statement said Roy Bourgeois, 74, had been canonically dismissed by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for “disobedience Read more

Final day for priest advocate of women’s ordination

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Wednesday 17 August was ‘the’ day for Fr Roy Bourgeois to recant from his support of women’s ordination. All he has to say to avoid dismissal from the Maryknoll Fathers are the two words “I recant,” however doing so means he will not be true to himself. “Wednesday is the day,” Father Bourgeois said in Read more

Expulsion looms for unrepentant priest

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

An unrepentant priest, American Maryknoll father, Roy Bourgeois will not recant for participating in the attempted ordination of a woman and he faces laicisation and explusion from his religious order. “I cannot do it,” said Father Bourgeois, 72. “Rome wants two words from me to make this go away: ‘I recant.’ Those words I cannot Read more