Because of your support, the open letter in support of courageous priest Father Roy Bourgeois was published in the National Catholic Reporter Christmas issue. We especially wish to recognize Frank Meuers, Marilyn Lieber, Raymond McGrath, Barbara O’Connor, whose names were left off of the published copy of the ad by mistake. Thank you for helping make this community effort possible!
It was wonderful to see the outpouring of community support for Roy, his long work for justice around the world. Today Roy continues his work to organize people of conscience to shut down the torture School of the Americas at Ft. Benning Georgia. It will be critical to press this cause as the page is turned in Washington, before bloody old patterns take hold again.
Meanwhile, women called to priesthood in the Catholic Church have greater visibility and are continuing their struggle to achieve recognition. We hope that many others will think deeply on this and find the courage of their convictions without the self-censorship the Vatican relies on to keep the issue on ice. By holding up Roy as a model we hope others may boldly speak out in support of women’s equality.
Father Roy to be first guest of Interfaith Voices’ Speaker Series
Interfaith Voices, a public radio program based at the Quixote Center will host Roy as the first guest of the 2009 Speaker Series. A donation of $35 dollars ($25 for students) get you into the forum in Washington DC with Father Roy on February 13th at All Souls Church. Scholarships are available. If you are unable to attend, you may also donate to the scholarship fund to support attendance of others at the event.
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 13
Where: All Souls Church, Unitarian (1500 Harvard St. NW Washington, DC) –> Get the Map!