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A soon-to-be-excommunicated Catholic priest on sexism.

Topics: Broadsheet, Gender, Love and Sex,

“Sexism, like racism, is a sin. And no matter how hard or how long we may try to justify discrimination, in the end, it is always immoral.”

–The Rev. Roy Bourgeois, in a letter to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. After Bourgeois, a Catholic priest of 36 years, gave the homily at an ordination ceremony for a woman last August, the CDF sent him a letter saying he had 30 days to recant his support for women’s ordination or be excommunicated. In his response, Bourgeois points out that unlike him, the American priests and bishops involved in sexually abusing more than 12,000 children and covering it up have not been excommunicated. Snap!

Kate Harding is the co-author of "Lessons From the Fatosphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body" and has been a regular contributor to Salon's Broadsheet.

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