A Priest Takes a Stand on Sexism, and is Expelled by the Church

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For hundreds of years, the Catholic Church’s policy has been to ordain men — and never women — as priests. Some call it tradition, but as Father Roy Bourgeois sees it, it’s plain and simple sexism.

Father Bourgeois spoke out about his beliefs. And then, last November, after 40 years in the priesthood, the Roman Catholic church expelled him for his beliefs.

Last month a new pope was installed in the Vatican. And Father Bourgeois hopes that Francis will consider changing the church’s policy.

Father Bourgeois is the author of “My Journey from Silence to Solidarity.”