At Meeting in St. Louis, Catholic Theologians Defend One of Their Own

Last weekend, a group of Catholic theologians convened in St. Louis to protest the Vatican’s censure of Sister Margaret Farley’s book Just Love: A Framework for Christian Social Ethics. At the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tim Townsend reports that the protesting theologians issued a statement, saying Sr. Farley’s book “has prompted a generation of theologians to think more deeply about the Christian meaning of personal relationships and the divine life of love that truly animates them.” Townsend writes, “As Catholic theology has branched out, bishops — who have the ultimate teaching authority in the church — have struggled to curb theological thinking they consider a potential source of confusion for the lay faithful.”

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