Here is your Sr. Margaret Farley update!
Yes, she managed to get back into the news. Go to the site of the Cardinal Newman Society, whose feed I am delighted to have on my side bar. Check it out.
And check this out.
Disgraced Theologian Sr. Farley Advocates Same-Sex Marriage, Female Ordination
Sister Margaret Farley, RSM, whose book was condemned by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and who was once called the “the undisputed matriarch of dissenting U.S. Catholic ethicists,” is at it again. [My post on the CDF and Farley HERE]
At an event at which she endorsed same-sex marriage and women’s ordination, according to the Detroit Free Press, she also said she is delighted by Pope Francis. Why?
“He seems teachable,” she reportedly said. [“teachable”… Okay. I wonder what Sr. Farley learned about the excommunication of the Australian former priest who, incidently, endores the same things she endorses.]
The shocking comment was made by the former Yale University professor whose book, Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, was used as source material in many Catholic college classrooms as recently as this year. [The book is especially vile, btw.]
Sr. Farley also reportedly spoke about her support for women’s ordination. “I think that women at this juncture are in some way key, because, for example, we do have the problem that there are not enough priests,” she reportedly said. [Using the key image, perhaps Margaret has forgotten that Pope Francis, in Return From Rio’s Lio Interview, said that the door to women’s ordination is closed? Furthermore, the numbers of priests is a bad foundation for an argument, because the priesthood is not just a job or a set of functions. It is were reducible to functions, then anyone could do it. There is more to priesthood than just doing certain jobs in the Church.] “I think that eventually it will be necessary to ordain married men and women, married or not. But how that development will finally take place, what the evolution will be, I don’t know.” [Nor, it seems, does the Lord Himself.]
Sr. Farley, who taught at Yale University for many years, also served on the board of trustees at The University of Detroit-Mercy.