Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fordham Professor Criticizes Bishops, Accepts Award from LCWR

On Friday, August 15, professor of theology at Fordham University, Sister Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, received the Outstanding Leadership award from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), and in her acceptance speech made several remarks criticizing members of the Church hierarchy.

The acceptance speech began with thanks and several acknowledgments, including an acknowledgement to Johnson’s general superior Sister John Raymond McGann, who in a letter told her, according to Johnson, “Don’t strive to be so orthodox and safe that you sell short the ministry of the theologian and lose your way.” According to the speech, the letter was written to encourage her to “find joy in the cross of criticism” when “some bishops were not happy with an article [she] had written.”  (more...)


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