Administrators at the University of San Diego are "obviously disappointed" by a vote of their faculty expressing no confidence in their president, a university official said Wednesday.
Mary Lyons has extended a speaking invitation to her university's disinvited fellow, but almost 100 faculty members still declared loss of confidence in her leadership.
The head of the U.K.'s theological membership society, an adviser to one of the Vatican's pontifical councils, has publicly supported a British theologian whose fellowship at the University of San Diego was canceled.
Paul D. Murray, the president of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain and a consultor to the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, has expressed his support for Tina Beattie, a theologian known for her work in contemporary ethical issues.
More than 100 faculty members presented their president with an ultimatum: Reinstate a canceled fellowship for a theologian or face potential questioning of your capability to lead.
While women's ordination is seemingly out of bounds, what is emerging is an open discussion about ordaining women to the permanent diaconate.
Cancellation of a British theologian’s fellowship at the University of San Diego came after protests by a group linked to Cardinal Raymond Burke.
An organization that rates universities on their protection of academic freedom has expressed concern about the University of San Diego’s cancelation of a visiting fellowship for a noted British theologian.
The 47,000-member American Association of University Professors listed their concerns Monday in a letter to university president Mary Lyons, who canceled a fellowship awarded to Tina Beattie after saying the theologian’s view on same-sex marriage reflected public dissent from church teaching.
The University of San Diego canceled a fellowship for a British theologian days before her scheduled arrival because of pressure from financial contributors, according to the university's president.
A liturgy is not Christian if Christ is not the center of the celebration, Pope Benedict XVI said.
"The conviction must grow in us every day that the liturgy is not 'our' or 'my' doing, but is God's acting in us and with us," he told an estimated 20,000 people gathered Wednesday in St. Peter's Square for his weekly general audience. The talk was the latest focusing on the liturgy in the pope's series on the subject of prayer.
Pope Benedict XVI has reportedly told members of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X they must accept the Second Vatican Council, a move that might seal the fate of years of negotiations to bring the group fully back into the Catholic fold.