WASHINGTON — Time ticks away for Father Roy Bourgeois.
He’s the high-profile Maryknoll priest who took part in a women’s ordination ceremony in August 2008.
Despite a canonical warning from his order soon after the ceremony, which was sponsored by Roman Catholic Womenpriests in Lexington, Ky., the priest refused to recant and was automatically excommunicated three months later.
“Sufficient time has now passed for you to consider the gravity of the matter,” the canonical warning said. “You are hereby asked one final time by the superior general and his council to publicly recant and accept the teaching of the Church on this serious matter concerning priestly ordination and the explicit...READ MORE