What remains to be seen: His response to an appeal by Roy Bourgeois, longtime priest and activist and one of the Church's true if too-rare good guys, to be reinstated into a sacred service where for 45 years he worked to undo "our national sins" - in Vietnam and El Salvador, at the torture-teaching School of the Americas and, in what he called the final "poking (of) the beehive of church patriarchy," in the fight for women's ordination. For this last affront, he was dismissed from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers after being told he was “causing grave scandal,” though God knows the words scandal and church conjure for most people other sins. Citing his childhood in a segregated Louisiana, Bourgeois says simply that "sexism, like racism, is a sin."
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