Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Jebby College Acting Catholic!!

I didn't know about this.

A University of San Diego decision rescinding a prestigious position to a Catholic feminist theologian has thrust it smack in the middle of a national debate over academic freedom versus adherence to church teachings.

Faculty and Roman Catholics are divided over USD's decision to withdraw the appointment of Rosemary Radford Ruether to an endowed chair. At issue is Ruether's position on the board of directors for Catholics for Choice, an abortion rights organization.

Two national women's religious groups have sponsored a petition with more than 2,000 signatures demanding that she be allowed to assume the post.

USD is standing by its decision

Congratulations to USD! How about a couple of nights' stay at the Manchester Grand Hyatt for the Prexy?

HT: AmericanPapist

1 comment:

David said...

The Society of Jesus may survive, after all.