Rev. Roy Bourgeois, the Lutcher native and peace activist, apparently drew closer to expulsion from the priesthood and his Maryknoll religious community for publicly supporting the ordination of women to the priesthood.
But Bourgeois said he cannot publicly recant, as his order requires.
"What they're asking me to do is lie," he said in an interview from his
home in Columbus, Ga. "To say I don't believe God calls women to the
priesthood as well as men -- I cannot do that."
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