Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Theologian John Shea - "Letter Requests Explanation on Women Priests"/National Catholic Reporter

"...In his 30 years of teaching and throughout his training and counseling experience, Shea said, he has never come across “a single credible thinker who holds that women are deficient in religious development or maturity” nor has he found anything from the perspective of practical theology that doesn’t support women’s ordination to the priesthood.
Shea began teaching at Jesuit-run Boston College in 2003. In late February, the college informed him that it would not renew his contract for the upcoming semester. Shea is in the final year of a three-year contract and, according to a Boston College spokesman, the school has long desired to create a full-time tenure-track position within his department.
Shea previously taught at the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University in New York and at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very sad.

The Church tells us that we can see Christ represented by men of all ages, races, builds and tempraments -- even though we know Christ was a 30 year old Jewish man. But, somehow, gender is an insuperable barrier to the representation of Christ. If women are made in God's image -- and they are -- then how can this be?