Posts Tagged ‘women in theology’

Women in the Church: What has been is not what need be Comments 0

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Can you say where in the Gospels Jesus institutes the presbyterate (priesthood) and the deaconate? Hint: nowhere. St. Paul mentions deacons along with bishops in his letter to the Christians of Philippi. Later, in the first epistle to Timothy, Paul (or more likely someone writing in his name) talks of the qualifications for those ministries. Read more

Handling divine and political barriers: A womanist perspective Comments 0

Monday, March 18th, 2019
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I remember sitting in Cannon Chapel (Emory University) and listening to Dr. Tamura Lomax[1] preach a sermon from the perspective of The Canaanite Woman found in the Gospel of Matthew 15: 21-28. We were both matriculating through seminary as MDiv students and I was just in awe of her scholarship and the ease at which Read more

A woman to head a Rome pontifical university for first time Comments 0

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

For the first time, a woman has been appointed to lead one of Rome’s seven pontifical universities, established directly under the Pope’s authority. The Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education announced that Franciscan Sr Mary Melone has been appointed rector of the Pontifical University Antonianum. The Antonianum is run by the Order of Friars Minor. Sr Read more