All that is required to be nominated is three previous winners putting a name forward, so Roy seems like a shoe-in. Rigoberta Menchu (1992) knows Maryknoll in Guatemala and even stayed at our 39th Street House; Wangari Mathai (2004) is
That being said, for all Roy's tireless efforts, his Peace Prize time may have past. His recent involvement in women's ordination may have complicated the issue, unless the Nobel Committee wants to stick it to the Vatican like they stuck it to the Bush Administration by giving it to Obama.
In local news, at yesterday's national assembly of Maryknoll Promoters one Gift Planner (Planned Giver?) asked Fr. Dougherty about Roy's status in Maryknoll. It seems more than one benefactor was off-put by Roy's involvement in the women's ordination movement. Doc stated how, despite being excommunicated, Roy remains a Maryknoller and there is no overt pressure from Rome to act further. Doc went on to talk about how prophets are pains in the butt by definition (my words, not his) but Maryknoll also gained fans, if not supporters, by Roy's actions. It is a price we have to pay if we are to believe our 2002 Chapter documents that encourage Maryknoll to maintain a prophetic stance.
And FYI, since the election for president predated this blog, let me tell my loyal readers that last November here at the polling place in Maryknoll, Obama got 103 votes and McCain 21. Bear in mind that several outsiders (some former MKers) keep their voting registration here as do some men at St. T's. Of course, the dining room game after that was trying to figure out who those 21 votes were. I think I got 15.