> Religion > Washington, DC Vigil in Support of Fr. Roy.
On April 8, 2011, over 100 catholics joined Fr. Roy outside the Vatican Embassy in Washington, DC as he publicly responded to Maryknoll leadership. In his response, Fr. Roy stated, "It is my conscience that compels me to say publicly that the exclusion of women from the priesthood is a grave injustice against women, against our Church and against our God who calls both men and women to the priesthood.... In essence, you are telling me to lie and say I do not believe that God calls both men and women to the priesthood. This I cannot do, therefore I will not recant."