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Published on Monday, October 24, 2011 by CommonDreams.org  Challenging the Old Boys Network in the Vatican by Bill Quigley We never thought it would end up on a hard wooden bench inside a police station in Piazza Cavour. Maryknoll priest Fr. Roy Bourgeois, young Erin Saiz Hanna of Women’s Ordination Conference in the US and Miriam Duignan […]






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Occupy the Vatican? October 18, 2011 by Julie Cain, See the original article on the Ms. Blog Father Roy Bourgeois, a beloved Catholic priest who has supported women’s ordination, was briefly detained in Rome yesterday after he and about a dozen women marched on the Vatican. The marchers held a banner reading “Ordain Catholic Women” and […]






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Erin Hanna, executive director of the Women’s Ordination Conference, Miriam Duignan of womenpriests.org, and Fr. Roy Bourgeois, Roman Catholic priest of 39 years have all been released safely from an Italian police station in Rome.  “Today was a home run,” said Fr. Roy after regrouping with the women’s ordination delegation gathered after a full day! […]






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Catholics campaigning for women priests detained at Vatican A group of Roman Catholic activists who think women should be ordained priests tried to deliver a petition to the Vatican on Monday but were blocked from entering St Peter’s Square and some were detailed by police. Witnesses said plainclothes Italian police stopped the group of about […]






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