a VOTF kind of hero

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Dec 11, 2009

Voice of the Faithful has nominated Father Roy Bourgeois, for its “Priest of Integrity” award.

The Vatican has nominated Father Bourgeois for excommunication.

VOTF praises the Maryknoll priest for his “dedication to changing structures that are unjust.” Father Bourgeois incurred latae sententiae excommunication for participating in the attempted ordination of a woman. Undaunted by the threat of canonical penalty, he says that the Church’s failure to ordain women as priests amounts to “spiritual assassination.”

So evidently one of the “structures that are unjust” in the eyes of VOTF is the Catholic Church. Which causes us to wonder—not for the first time—about the “faithful” for whom this organization provides a voice. What is it, exactly, that they are faithful to?

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