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By Declan Leary, Crisis Magazine, August 12, 2020

Declan Leary is the Collegiate Network Fellow at The American Conservative and a graduate of John Carroll University.


Declan LearyFrom time to time the better angels of my nature are overcome and, submitting to that most vicious of temptations, I click through to an article in the National Catholic Reporter (which Father John Zuhlsdorf affectionately refers to as the National Catholic Fishwrap). Such was the malign, some may say demonic, influence that brought me, sometime last week, to an article by Roy Bourgeois—formerly Father Bourgeois—arguing, as he is wont to do, for the ordination of women to the priesthood.

His surname is a happy irony, since bourgeois is the perfect descriptor for such facile and frivolous pet causes. You will not find many female-ordination fanatics in the slums of Calcutta. They might have more reason than anyone to consider it, given the recent memory of a certain saint in that city. But they also have more important things to worry about.  …