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Mary Hunt

Religion Dispatches

Mary E. Hunt, Ph.D., is a feminist theologian who is cofounder and
codirector of the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER)
in Silver Spring, Maryland. A Roman Catholic active in the women-church
movement, she lectures and writes on theology and ethics with
particular attention to liberation issues.

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Pope Francis Dithering About Women, Skittish About Cops

Mary Hunt

In continuing to oppose women's ordination the pope argues that something has to be revealed in order for it to be done; but that we don’t do it so it must not have been revealed. A cursory examination of change on Catholic views of the death penalty and usury make quick mincemeat of that argument. Revelation provides direction toward increased justice; it's not a checklist of historical givens.

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Earth to Planet Catholic: Francis Papacy is no Picnic

Mary Hunt

At a recent Jesuit-sponsored conference in Brazil focusing on the first five years of Pope Francis’ papacy, scholars waxed poetic about papal documents, quoting chapter and verse, claiming that this papacy is different from every other. Some speakers seemed far removed from the Catholicism that is unraveling throughout the world. Australia leads the way with […]