Monday, June 04, 2012

Quote of the Day

Margaret Farley [left] is a careful and caring Catholic social ethicist, a woman of great integrity and a living legend among those she has taught and within the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Theological Society of America, of both of which organizations she has been President. It is the vocation of Catholic theologians and ethicists to work on the boundaries of what is known and to explore the relationship between Gospel values and the challenges of different times and different cultures. Margaret has done this with grace and wisdom throughout her life. The Vatican notification is a dark day for Margaret, but a black day in the history of the Church.

– Paul Lakeland
Aloysius P. Kelley Professor of Catholic Studies and
Director of the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University.
Quoted in "Academics React to Vatican Move Against Farley Book"
National Catholic Reporter
June 4, 2012

Related Off-site Links:
Vatican Censures Sister Margaret Farley’s Theology of Sexuality – Francis DeBernardo (Bondings 2.0, June 4, 2012).
Vatican Criticizes US Theologian's Book on Sexuality – Jerry Filteau (National Catholic Reporter, June 4, 2012).
Book by Margaret Farley, RSM, Condemned by Vatican – James Martin, S.J. (America, June 4, 2012).
No Justice for Margaret Farley and Just Love – Jamie L Manson (National Catholic Reporter, June 4, 2012).
The Call of the Baptized: Be the Church, Live the Mission – Paul Lakeland (The Progressive Catholic Voice, September 19, 2010).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Just Love
"A Wise and Thoughtful Study of Sexual Ethics"
In the News
An Energizing and Spirited Weekend

Image: Zac Willette (March 2007).

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