Fr. Roy Bourgeois, the prominent Maryknoll priest and tireless human-rights advocate best known for his opposition to the School of the Americas (the U.S. military’s school that had trained some foreign military responsible for assassinations in Latin America), has found himself in some potentially dangerous waters because of his attendance at a women’s ordination rite. "As a Catholic priest - and this is important - I cannot possibly speak out about the injustice of the war in Iraq, about the injustice of the School of the Americas and the suffering it causes, and at the same time be silent about this injustice in my church," said Father Bourgeois. "I belong to a huge faith community where women are excluded, and I have a responsibility to address this."
James Martin, SJ