Posts Tagged ‘women in theology’

The larger dimension of Spiritus Domini

Thursday, February 11th, 2021
Spiritus Domini

Pope Francis’s little document Spiritus Domini is a most welcome development and a very interesting small brick in his larger pastoral edifice dedicated to implementing the reforms mandated over half a century ago by Vatican II. While some have presented Spiritus Domini as no more than giving formality to what has been common practice in some Read more

NZ is doing “pretty well” in terms of having women in priestly formation

Monday, June 15th, 2020

The presence of women in seminaries and seminary formation is vital for future priests and prevention of sexual abuse, but the Church must go beyond that and act now, a top New Zealand Catholic theologian said. Read more in NZ Catholic Related Posts:Church must tackle spiritual abuseStreamlining formation of priests consideredFiji’s Archbishop offers an apology for Read more

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

Monday, July 29th, 2019
churches

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

Monday, March 18th, 2019
woman

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

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