PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Father Roy Bourgeois, a priest in Columbus, Ga., is talking about some controversial issues involving the Church.
After preaching at an ordination Mass for a woman several years ago, he was excommunicated.
“I must say the reaction was very harsh, was very severe and was very swift,” he said.
Father Bourgeois told KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek he has no regrets.
“I have to ask the basic question, ‘Why wouldn’t women be called to the priesthood?’
“As Catholics, we all profess that God created men and women of equal dignity. All of us priests – every priest, including the Pope, bishops, cardinals, we all say the same thing that the call to the priesthood is a gift that comes from God.
“So I have to ask that basic question, ‘Who are we to reject God’s call of women to the priesthood? Who are we as men to say that our call to the priesthood is authentic, but God’s call of women is not?’”
Father Bourgeois calls the rule a “grave injustice” against women, the Church and God.
He will be speaking at an event starting at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 24 at the Grand Hall at the Priory, located at 614 Pressley Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. The event is open to the public.
Listen to his full interview with KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek: