Sharon Tighe-Mooney What About Me? Women and the Catholic Church

I have just finished reading Sharon Tighe-Mooney’s What About Me? Women and the Catholic Church with a Foreword written by Mary Malone whom many of you will remember from her time teaching at the Toronto School of Theology and St. Jerome’s University before she returned to Ireland. I have many fond memories of Mary who presented on two occasions at Forum. The book was just published in 2018 and it was the first time I was aware of the name Sharon Tighe-Mooney. Sharon teaches at Maynooth University,The National University of Ireland in the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Once I had picked up her book...
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Forum cancelled and ended

I am sorry to announce that the Canadian Forum on Theology and Education (http://cfotae.ca/) 2018 has been cancelled. Forum (a public meeting for open discussion or expression of ideas ) began in 1979 as High School Forum and this is just the second time in its history I have had to cancel. The only other time when Forum did not have enough participants to happen was in 2008. The theme that year was Radical Awakening in an Evolutionary Era with Sister Gail Worcelo, Jan Novotka and Fr. Joe Mitchell C.P. All three, Gail, Jan and Joe are students for many years of Passionist Priest Thomas Berry RIP the...
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Some thoughts on the end of Forum

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Forum cancelled and ended

I am sorry to announce that the Canadian Forum on Theology and Education (http://cfotae.ca/) 2018 has been cancelled. Forum (a public meeting for open discussion or expression of ideas ) began in 1979 as High School Forum and this is just the second time in its history I have had to cancel. The only other time when Forum did not have enough participants to happen was in 2008. The theme that year was Radical Awakening in an Evolutionary Era with Sister Gail Worcelo, Jan Novotka and Fr. Joe Mitchell C.P. All three, Gail, Jan and Joe are students for many years of Passionist Priest Thomas Berry RIP the...
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PBS on Vietnam, how the propaganda distortions triumph

    [Editor’s note: If you wonder how Americans could learn our history without realizing that the “founding fathers” were slave owners, that through much of the 19th century the US was genociding Native Americans, or how Southerhers to this day could believe that the South was fighiting a “noble”cause in the Civil War and its generals deserving honor need only watch how as the memory of the Vietnam war fades and those of us who got fired from their jobs, lost their careers, beaten and jailed for opposing it (including me) begin to die off the meaning and reality of that...
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The Way Ahead: Introduction and Part 1

The Way Ahead: Introduction Contributors to catholica cover a wide spectrum of beliefs. Some do not believe in a God of any kind. Others see the god idea as something far vaguer than the traditional idea of god but still in some sense as something “spiritual”. Some centre their idea of the spiritual on Yeshua, agreeing with St Paul that when we look at Jesus the Christ we in some way are seeing God, “Full of grace and truth”. Brian Coyne has made the point that the focus on agreement on sets of words may have been necessary in the past, but that, over time, it has led to a...
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