When the church affirms the importance of how the faithful understand matters of faith and morals, it is not saying beliefs are open to a popular vote, Pope Benedict XVI said.
University of San Diego faculty say their president's leadership has created a “climate of apprehension” and has been “inconsistent with the mission of the university.”
A former U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference staffer was told he cannot speak in the Philadelphia archdiocese over a book investigating the possibility of women deacons.
NCR Today: I am delighted that National Catholic Reporter has formally endorsed the ordination of women. It's about time.
At 40, Aimee Upjohn Light is a liberation theologian and eco-feminist, had Mercy Sr. Margaret Farley as her doctoral dissertation adviser at Yale in 2003, is editor of The Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue, and serves as an assistant professor of theology.
However, where she teaches theology might come as a surprise: Light serves on the faculty of conservative Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
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.