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.

Pope Francis Dithering About Women, Skittish About Cops

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.