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Headline From the National Catholic Reporter, November 19, 2012:
Maryknoll: Vatican has dismissed Roy Bourgeois from order
By Joshua J. McElwee
Roy Bourgeois, a longtime peace activist and priest who had come
under scrutiny for his support of women's ordination, has been dismissed from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, which he served for 45 years, according to the congregation.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Suzanne Thiel, President
ROMAN CATHOLIC WOMENPRIESTS-USA
August 10, 2012
Response to Statement of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious
[Portland, OR] Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA (RCWP) commends the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) for their decision to engage in “open and honest dialogue” with Archbishop Sartain, who was appointed to oversee a mandate for reform of the organization issued by the Vatican earlier this year.
Sister Pat Farrell, current president of the LCWR, said that a dialogue “may lead not only to increasing understanding between the church leadership and women religious, but also to creating more possibilities for the laity and, particularly for women, to have a voice in the church.”
RCWP believes that justice for women in the church, and indeed, justice for every oppressed group in the world today, will only come about when women and men courageously, yet respectfully, speak out and take action in order to change the structures that maintain and promote injustice. LCWR has given us a fine model to do so.
We are enormously proud to stand in solidarity with our sisters and will continue to pray with and for them as they move forward.
Roman Catholic Womenpriests (RCWP) is an international movement within the Roman Catholic Church. The mission of Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA is primarily to spiritually prepare, ordain in Apostolic Succession, and support women who are called by the Holy Spirit and their communities to a renewed priestly ministry rooted in justice and faithfulness to the Gospel. Website: romancatholicwomenpriests.org
Save the Date!!
A special invitation: A Day of Reflection with Michael Morwood
God, Jesus and Prayer in a New Story of the Universe
Much of Christian doctrine is based on a pre-scientific worldview, yet is presented as unchangeable, absolute truth beyond questioning. There are far better ways today to understand God and Jesus and the role of prayer - and the identity of the Church. We live in a graced time when we are
challenged to articulate our belief in "God" and Jesus as revealer of
the divine in harmony with what we know about our universe today
Saturday ~ October 20th ~ 10:00AM-4:00PM
Suggested donation ~ $40
At The Spirit of Life Community
The Congregational Church of Weston/UCC
130 Newton St., Weston, MA 02493
The play "Sick"by Elizabeth Kenny, Tuesday, April 3ed from 7 - 8PM at Boston University. Q&A with the artist from 8 -9 PM.
The George Sherman Union (GSU) Conference Auditorium (2ed floor)
775 Commonwealth Ave
Charles River Campus, Boston University
General admission, at the door, $25.