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Catholic Theologians Back Nun Criticized by Vatican

posted on June 11, 2012

The board of the nation’s largest association of theologians has come to the defense of Sister Margaret Farley, reports St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Tim Townsend. In a statement released last Thursday, the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA), which has some 1,300 members, called Farley a “highly respected member of the theological community.” And while the Vatican recently denounced Farley’s book, Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, the CTSA stated that Farley, who once served as the association’s president, is not alone in her concern for more ethical understandings of issues of gender and sexuality, including same-sex marriage. “[It is]¬†simply a matter of fact that faithful Catholics in every corner of the Church are raising ethical questions like those Professor Farley has addressed.”

Read at St. Louis Post-Dispatch