Posts tagged "excommunication"

Cleaning the Catholic House of Dissent

Last week, Revealer contributor Jo Piazza sent us a press release that reminds us how the RCC conducts its discipline.  Maryknoll Superior General, Edward M. Dougherty, has focused the church's disapproval on Father Roy Bourgeois for his "public support of women's ordination."  Bourgeois was given 15 days to recant that support, or face...

An Authentically Catholic Hospital

In November of 2009 Sister Margaret McBride was fired and excommunicated by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. As a member of the ethics board at St. Joseph's hospital in Phoenix, McBride had authorized an abortion to save the life of a 27 year old mother of four.  The young mother survived.  In May of this...

All, All, All

“Jesus did not say, ‘If I be lifted up I will draw some.’ Jesus said, ‘If I be lifted up I will draw all, all, all, all, all.'” Desmond Tutu, speaking in California, called upon the Anglican Church to embrace its gay bishop, Gene Robinson, and lamented the state of the Communion which instead seemed...