The Modern Inquisition

Cavanaugh, Catherine
February 2009
Catholic New Times;2/16/2009, p16
The author comments on the excommunication of Father Roy Bourgeois, lifelong peace activist and defender of the poor and marginalized, for refusing to recant his belief that women are called to ordination. In the author's opinion, the explanation of conscience by Father Bourgeois is one of the clearest interpretations of the Catholic perspective. She further argues that the Vatican may have the right to forbid the priest from teaching in one of its churches, but no one should ever refuse a person access to sacraments.


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