Tina Beattie reflects on Irish Abortion Referendum

Tina Beattie reflects on Irish Abortion Referendum May 27th, 2018 Abortion, Ireland, Tina Beattie Dr Tina Beattie, Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Roehampton in London and Director of the Digby Stuart Research Centre for Religion, Society and Human Flourishing writes: Many people today – particularly Catholics – might feel a profound sense of distress and pessimism about the likelihood of an overwhelming majority for the “yes” vote to liberalising abortion laws in Ireland. I want to share why I feel sad but deeply thankful for the result. With some...
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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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