Skip to comments.Sr. Margaret Farley endores the same things that got the Australian priest excommunicated
Posted on 09/25/2013 5:25:00 PM PDT by markomalley
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 womens 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 womens 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 dont 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.
I’ve not heard of her, why am I glad of this?
Excuse me miss. But you are free to form your own church. Call it the church of pitchers and catchers if you will, but don’t dare open your yap as if you speak for the Roman Catholic Church.
I used to check Free Republic for the news.
See this Fr Z post, Nuns Gone Wild, for some additional background.
There is one offense the Australian did that got little mention but really raised hackles. He offered Holy Communion to a dog. Truly. And while the other disputes are doctrinal, I suspect this was the premier outrage, and one that could not be tolerated at all.
I can barely imagine the outrage generated by that act. Getting a learned description of how incredibly wrong it was would be impressive. If anyone has a polite opportunity to mention it to a Catholic religious scholar, they might get a real lecture.
What is it about college teachers?
Are they diseased with this liberal Homosexual disease when they go there, or do they catch it from some Typhoid Mary types already there?
It's that simple. Don't these people read the Holy Bible? I wonder if she's next on the Vatican's list.
I’ll bet she’s never given Communion to a dog, though.
That’s makes too much sense for people like her. They’re not happy unless everyone shares in their misery a.k.a. liberalism.
When she goes to Hair Cuttery, does she say: “Make me look uuugly”?
Margaret Farley - into feminism and “sexual ethics,” proposes “a framework for Catholic Christian sexual ethics appropriate in today’s world ... responsive to contemporary questions and experience.”
When I read that I almost threw up. He should have been defrocked and excommunicated for that act alone.