The Table




In a connection that Roman Catholic woman priest, Diane Dougherty fostered, (she described the serendipitous networking as feeling “like Mary and Elizabeth… a baby is jumping in my womb……maybe all of ours”), I had the opportunity to sit down with Forbes writer, Cathy Huyghe on her recent trip to Rome. Cathy is a dynamic woman […]






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In a two-part series, “Psalms in Latin American Feminist Perspectives,” theologian Mercedes Garcia Bachmann of Buenos Aires, Argentina, brought a slice of feminist hermeneutics to the Faculta Valdese di Teologia, and unintentionally, a sliver of understanding to Pope Francis’ “blindspot.” Bachmann began her presentation by noting that many biblical scholars and teachers in Latin America are often […]






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I recently came across an article by an Italian theologian, Lilia Sebastiani, “Chiesa, ciò che manca alla parità,” where she describes why ordained ministry is important in the Roman Catholic Church: “Non perché io consideri il ministero ordinato così centrale nella prospettiva redenta,” but because Jesus did not intend to prioritize one community over the […]






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The Pontifical Council for Culture and the Vatican’s “Women’s Consultation Group” launched a video campaign asking women: “who you are, what you do, what you think about your being a woman, your strengths, your difficulties, your body, and your spiritual life.”  The Vatican will host a meeting in February 2015 to reflect on four issues: 1) Between […]






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