CSJ Leadership Team Writes Letter of Support for Father Roy Bourgeois
We, the Leadership Team of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province, write to express our deep sadness over the recent action by the Vatican's Congregation of the Faith to implement the canonical dismissal of Father Roy Bourgeois from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.
For 40 years, Father Bourgeois has dedicated his life as a Maryknoll priest to confronting the injustices and inequalities of Church and society in light of the Gospel of Jesus. He has worked unceasingly to effect systemic change for God's most vulnerable people, recognizing that love cannot be separated from justice.
As Sisters of St. Joseph, we have been called by our founder to commit our lives to bringing God's unifying and reconciling love to a world in need. We strive to emulate the same dedication to justice and love characterized by St. Joseph, our patron, and exemplified by Sisters of St. Joseph for the past 362 years. We are deeply rooted in the profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction. Thus, we too must strive to transform structures that promote injustice and inequality.
We assure Fr. Bourgeois of our ongoing prayers, support and gratitude for his unwavering commitment to Gospel justice and his tireless efforts to enhance the human dignity of all God's people. In addition, we pray that our beloved Church will be blessed with a renewed sense of open, respectful and transparent dialogue.
The Leadership Team
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province
Sisters Ann Christi Brink, Charla Commins, Nancy Gregg, Eileen McCann, Mary Anne Rodgers and Mary Jo Tallman
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province Leadership Team
Sisters Mary Jo Tallman, Mary Anne Rodgers, Charla Commins,
Nancy Gregg, Eileen McCann and Ann Christi Brink.