The following comes from a Jan. 14 release from the Cardinal Newman Society.

The University of Santa Clara’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics is scheduled to host laicized priest Roy Bourgeois later this month, according to the Jesuit university’s website.

Former Maryknoll priest Roy Bourgeois was expelled from the Maryknoll order by a decree from the Vatican in 2012.  Bourgeois had been active in the movement to get the Church to change her age-old doctrine on a male-only priesthood.  That activity culminated in August 2008, when he participated in a ceremony to “ordain” a woman as a Catholic priest. He continued to express public support for this position after the “ordination,” and was repeatedly warned of the consequences of doing so.  He was excommunicated in November of that same year, and laicized and expelled from the order on October 4, 2012.

Bourgeois has received much support for his many controversial positions through the years from Jesuit and other Catholic universities.

Far from shying away from the issue of female ordination, Bourgeois is scheduled to deliver a lecture titled “Women Speak for Themselves: Conscience and the New Catholic Feminism.”

The University’s website calls him “a prominent voice of conscience within Catholicism for decades.”

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