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Presbyterian seminary defends Sister Johnson following bishops’ critique

Catholic World News - August 03, 2011

Nearly all of the faculty members at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, including the seminary’s president, have written a letter in support of Sister Elizabeth Johnson following the publication of a critique of her Quest for the Living God by the US bishops’ Committee on Doctrine.

“We realize, of course, that a Protestant seminary can have no formal standing to speak about relations between a Roman Catholic theologian and her church,” the faculty members stated in their letter. “We want to assure you that we are part of your informal community of resistance.”

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  • Posted by: stpetric - Aug. 04, 2011 11:10 AM ET USA

    How telling that a religious should have a "community of resistance" against her own church!

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Aug. 03, 2011 10:46 PM ET USA

    How special! Heretics defending a heretic.

  • Posted by: Mike in Toronto - Aug. 03, 2011 6:04 PM ET USA

    MYOB.

  • Posted by: claire5327 - Aug. 03, 2011 5:20 PM ET USA

    They should study their Bible with Clarity, not what they would want to have, but what Jesus actually DID during His days on earth~especially on Holy Thursday Night when He Instituted the Mass and the priesthood. If He wanted Priestess in His Church, He would had His Holy Mother Mary and St. Mary Magdalene's feet washed as well and made them the first two priestess. Do as Jesus did! But, please, never to change Jesus' actions! Is He or is He not the God of all who sees all thing forever?

  • Posted by: DrJazz - Aug. 03, 2011 12:58 PM ET USA

    Their statement is a little redundant, considering that they have been a _formal_ community of resistance for almost 500 years.

  • Posted by: Obregon - Aug. 03, 2011 11:24 AM ET USA

    The faculty members stated, “We realize, of course, that a Protestant seminary can have no formal standing to speak about relations between a Roman Catholic theologian and her church,” Then, my question is an obvious one, why don't they mind their own business?

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Aug. 03, 2011 11:06 AM ET USA

    Well, here's the old joke about the difference between a cafeteria Catholic and a Protestant. For those who slept the past 50 years, the answer is: the Protestant has integrity.

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