Quaker group nominates excommunicated priest for Nobel Peace Prize
Fr. Roy Bourgeois
Fr. Roy Bourgeois

.- Fr. Roy Bourgeois, a Maryknoll priest who was excommunicated for refusing to affirm Catholic teaching on the ordination of women, has been officially nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a Quaker group which admires his work in opposing the School of the Americas.

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) spokesman John Meyer made the official announcement on Sunday at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia during the annual vigil advocating the closure of the School of the Americas (SOA).

The Quaker group also nominated Fr. Bourgeois’ organization, SOA Watch, for the Nobel Prize, according to the Examiner.com.

In 2008 the priest was excommunicated for refusing to affirm Catholic teaching that only men may be ordained to the priesthood. He has characterized the Catholic position as an “injustice” that excludes women and is “sexist.”

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

3D Church mapping
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family

Liturgical Calendar

July 30, 2014

Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:44-46


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Jer 15: 10, 16-21
Gospel:: Mt 13: 44-46

Saint of the Day

St. Peter Chrysologus »


Homily of the Day

Mt 13:44-46


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: