Skip to main content

The Sad End of the Priestly Ministry of Mr. Roy Bourgeois Comments

Disobedience and preaching against the teaching of the Catholic Church about women's ordination led to his excommunication, dismissal and laicization. Then Fr. Bourgeois engaged in an obstinate crusade which involved public and direct defiance of the Holy See and a repudiation of the unbroken teaching of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church concerning sacred ordination.  Continue Reading

31 - 35 of 35 Comments

  1. Donna Gaspar
    2 years ago

    It is a sad day for the Church, not for Fr. Roy!, He has chosen the path of Jesus rather than the distorted and sadly misguided views of the Roman Catholic Church. He is a prophet and the Church does not like prophets, especially if they speak so clearly to its shortcomings.
    He can not and will not be silenced.

  2. Harold Olsen
    2 years ago

    A priest who refuses to follow the teachings of the church and who defies their rules, should not be a priest. What it says to me is that person does not really believe in his religion. People like that will, instead of teaching and preaching true Catholic doctrines will teach and preach what they want Catholic doctrines to be. They are, in effect, corrupting the religious beliefs of their flock.

  3. Sue
    2 years ago

    I am curious how someone can engage in "robust discussion" if we cannot advocate positions that oppose teachings of the Catholic Church. That seems like "robust discussion" where the church tells us what we can and cannot say. This appears to be the problem that Roy Bourgeois encountered. He was not permitted to preach what he sees as right. If a church leader cannot speak truth to power, then the church loses one of its most significant voices that may advocate renewal and improvement. When people are told what to think and what to say, then the church becomes ossified and dogmatic and unable to change when change would make the church better. I admire and respect the Catholic Church for its stances against poverty and hunger, for environmental preservation, against unjust war, and against the death penalty. I think we need a strong and vibrant church. By kicking out dissenters like Roy Bourgeois, the church weakens itself and makes itself less vibrant and less meaningful for people. The church teaches that we must listen to conscience. Roy Bourgeois listened to his conscience, followed what he thought God was telling him, and got kicked out of his position in the church for it. It's a sad day for the church. If the church keeps kicking out the best leaders, the church will wither and die away.

  4. abey
    2 years ago

    To the truth "Let not peace bring the truth but let the truth bring the peace" & where in the Biblical prophecy of the Pseudo Christ it is stated "He will destroy many with peace" .to know that all that talking "Peace Activists" is not gold.

  5. Nikki Nacht
    2 years ago

    He's still a priest as far as I'm concerned and always will be. He is a good and holy man. I'm so disappointed with the leadership of the Catholic Church under this pope. It is paternalistic, misogynist, homophobic and seeks to not address the concerns of those suffering and oppressed, in favor of those already empowered.


Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment

Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Revelation 10:8-11
Then I heard the voice I had heard from heaven speaking to me ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131
In the way of your instructions lies my joy, a joy beyond all ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 19:45-48
Then he went into the Temple and began driving out those who ... Read More

Saint of the Day

November 21 Saint of the Day

St. Gelasius
November 21: St. Gelasius I, Pope (Feast day - November 21) Gelasius was born ... Read More