1) Fordham University, according to its blog, hosted a philosopher and “gender theorist” earlier this week for the Fordham philosophy department’s annual Suarez Lecture. The lecture titled “‘We the People,’ or Plural Action” was scheduled for April 1 to be delivered by Dr. Judith Butler, a rhetoric and literature professor from University of California Berkeley.
Fordham stated that Butler has had a “significant influence on the fields of feminist, queer, and literary theory, philosophy, political philosophy, and ethics.”
Sobre Butler ver “ABERRACIONES:UNA DE SUS PRINCIPALES TEÓRICAS” http://www.catapulta.com.ar/?p=11672
2) “The University of Detroit Mercy hosted a lecture recently by a women’s ordination advocate on “Catholic women and gender equality: Models of renewal since Vatican II,” according to the University’s website.
Lisa Sowle Cahill is the J. Donald Monan Professor of Theology at Boston College. Her lecture was part of the seventh annual Cushing Distinguished Lecture in Religious Studies.
Lisa Cahill, a Boston College theologian who advocates women’s ordination, notes that Catholic women perform pastoral duties in hospitals, prisons and colleges, among other places, and that people tend to view them as priests. “There is a transfer of loyalty, and I think it will happen at the grass-roots level first; I basically think the next generation will see the ordination of women. That change will not emanate from the top, but from the grass roots or local churches which the Vatican will then recognize.”
3) “The University of San Francisco School of Law has announced its plans to honor The Honorable John V. Roos, a former United States ambassador to Japan and a public supporter of same-sex marriage, according to the University’s website.
Roos will receive an honorary degree and deliver the commencement speech on May 17”. Fairfield U. to Host Sr. Campbell for Lecture, Cites Role as ‘Advocate for Change’ in Church
March 25, 2014, at 11:08 AM | By Matthew Archbold |
4) Fairfield University is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program on campus by hosting a lecture by “Nuns on the Bus” activist Sr. Simone Campbell, according to the University’s website.
“We are thrilled to have Sister Campbell on campus to mark this significant milestone in the history of the University and our interdisciplinary program,” said David Gudelunas, Ph.D., co-director of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGS) in a release.
At the 2012 Democrat National Convention, Sr. Campbell infamously responded to a question about whether abortion should be legal by declaring, “That’s beyond my pay grade. I don’t know.”
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“The Dominican sister who gave a presentation on sexuality to students at Charlotte Catholic High School that sparked controversy among students and parents last month is taking a sabbatical from teaching and cancelling her other speaking engagements.
The presentation March 21 by Dominican Sister Jane Dominic Laurel of Nashville, Tenn., entitled “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift,” drew the ire of hundreds of students and parents over the past two weeks, and their emotions boiled over during a parents meeting with school and diocesan leaders Wednesday night.
Some parents and students at one of North Carolina’s largest Catholic schools are outraged after a Nashville Dominican nun who holds a doctorate in theology criticized homosexuality in a presentation to students, according to the Charlotte Observer.
“We the students of Charlotte Catholic High School would like to issue a formal complaint regarding Sr. Jane Dominic [Laurel]’s speech,” according to an online petition. “We believe that same sex couples have the ability to raise happy, well-adjusted and successful children … We believe that homosexual couples are capable of monogamy. As rational people, we know that most homosexual people lead healthy, normal and productive lives like their heterosexual counterparts.”