I Stand with Father Roy

Father Roy Bourgeois, the founder of SOA Watch, received notice that the Vatican has dismissed him from the priesthood and from his order, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, because of his stands for gender equality in the Catholic Church.
 I support and honor Roy's decision to follow his conscience. I support the right of individuals to choose to speak truth to power and stand by them when power chooses to punish rather then listen. I support the struggles of people everywhere to change oppressive systems and challenge inequities.

Father Roy has made the extraordinary choice to risk all that he loves in pursuit of what he believes is morally right. His courage and conviction is an inspiration and a challenge to each of us to hear anew the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere...”


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6035 Fri Mar 01 05:19:57 EST 2013 Roland Breitenbach Schweinfurt, ot
6034 Sun Feb 24 20:54:49 EST 2013 Mark Rees Lafayette, LA Visionaries and peacemakers like Roy Bourgeois have always been feared by those who hold power and authority more dear than compassion and love.
6033 Mon Feb 18 12:31:50 EST 2013 Mary Hess Sodus Point , NY My church seems determined to push out the best and brightest. It is not the way of Christ.
6032 Fri Feb 15 11:04:23 EST 2013 Lawrence Egan Littleton , CO
6031 Thu Feb 14 09:53:57 EST 2013 Nancy Tudor NY
6030 Wed Feb 13 00:00:18 EST 2013 Anonymous Edmonton, AB
6029 Tue Feb 12 23:56:21 EST 2013 Robert Hansen Greenfield, WI
6028 Tue Feb 12 23:54:56 EST 2013 Albin Hansen Esacanaba, MI
6027 Tue Feb 12 23:53:21 EST 2013 Albin Hansen Esacanaba, MI
6026 Tue Feb 12 21:51:16 EST 2013 Virginia Hauflaire Phoenix, AZ
6025 Sun Feb 10 17:57:36 EST 2013 robert rosenberg San Francisco, CA I always stand w/ Fr. Roy
6024 Sat Feb 09 10:05:27 EST 2013 rodney fiddler ruidoso, NM
6023 Thu Feb 07 16:48:06 EST 2013 Jean Stemmermann Kansas City, MO
6022 Wed Feb 06 14:46:57 EST 2013 Rosemary McKenna Broad Channel, NY I stand & kneel in solidarity with you, Roy. Please take good care of yourself and stay in the light.
Rosemary McKenna,DW
6021 Wed Jan 30 21:36:28 EST 2013 Wendy Dwyer Canaan, NY Father Roy is the essence of what a leader should be , wasn't Christ considered the Prince Of Peace? I will try to remain kind in my words to the leaders of the church as Father Roy teaches us but it More....
6020 Wed Jan 30 17:01:45 EST 2013 Dominique Pisciotta Rochester, MN Father Roy, you are both a saint and a hero. Thank you so much for standing up for women's full rights in the Catholic Church... you don't deserve the price you are paying for what you did... I pray More....
6019 Mon Jan 28 18:18:18 EST 2013 Andrea Voss Carlsbad, CA I stand in support of your work and your spoken beliefs aboutt women priests.
6018 Mon Jan 28 11:15:11 EST 2013 Linda Hayes Riverton, NJ Father Roy has shown such courage in his actions for justice and against US militarism in Latin America, and now with his stance on gender injustice in the church. He is a model of what a priest should More....
6017 Sun Jan 27 15:17:30 EST 2013 Josef Reif Pettendorf,
6016 Sun Jan 27 07:19:30 EST 2013 Frick-Pöder Ruth Innsbruck,
6015 Sun Jan 27 04:30:17 EST 2013 Martha Heizer Absam,
6014 Fri Jan 25 08:40:19 EST 2013 Mary Herbst Grand Island, NY
6013 Tue Jan 22 13:03:20 EST 2013 Helen Wright South Bend, IN
6012 Mon Jan 21 05:22:47 EST 2013 Laura Bexbach, Germany, KS I´m religion student in Germany and I think, it´s the right way!!
6011 Mon Jan 21 01:51:04 EST 2013 Carolyn White Crows Nest, ot A strong, vibrant Church should not fear discussion and debate. If it does, it will become a lifeless entity.
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