My Prayer: Let Women Be Priests

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My Prayer: Let Women Be Priests
Opinion piece by Fr. Roy Bourgeois, Published: March 20, 2013 NY Times

AFTER serving as a Roman Catholic priest for 40 years, I was expelled from the priesthood last November because of my public support for the ordination of women.

Catholic priests say that the call to be a priest comes from God. As a young priest, I began to ask myself and my fellow priests: “Who are we, as men, to say that our call from God is authentic, but God’s call to women is not?” Isn’t our all-powerful God, who created the cosmos, capable of empowering a woman to be a priest?

Let’s face it. The problem is not with God, but with an all-male clerical culture that views women as lesser than men. Though I am not optimistic, I pray that the newly elected Pope Francis will rethink this antiquated and unholy doctrine.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/opinion/my-prayer-let-women-be-priests.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130321&_r=2&


Albany Witness at Chrism Mass 3-21-13:

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