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Women’s Ordination and the Case of Roy Bourgeois

Q: I’m trying to figure out what is really going on in the case of Fr. Bourgeois, who was kicked out of the Maryknolls last year.  The stories I read suggested that he was excommunicated and is no longer a … Continue reading

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Can a Priest Ever Return to the Lay State?

Q: I thought once a man was ordained a priest, he is always a priest. So how is it that some priests get permission to leave the priesthood and get married?  Sometimes you hear about somebody being a “former priest,” … Continue reading

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