The sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church has many leaders calling for change.

Former priest Roy Bourgeois shared his story in Binghamton on Wednesday. Bourgeois was in the priesthood for 40 years before being expelled for speaking out about his belief of women having the right to become ordained ministers.

He also believes that priests should be allowed to get married. Bourgeois spoke to the Binghamton community, saying something has to give to prevent future abuse cases.

"The Catholic Church, if it does not change and ordain women and allow the priests to get married, I think what will happen is the Catholic Church will drift into irrelevance. It will go the way of the dinosaurs," said Bourgeois.

Pope Francis has called a meeting of Catholic bishops at the Vatican in the new year to discuss how they can stop clergy from sexually abusing children.