Adult Education Series, February 2013
St. Agatha Parish, Upper Arlington, Ohio
9:30-10:40 a.m. Msgr. Kennedy Parish Hall
Some Controversies in the Church Today
During this time of change both in the Church and in our society, some activities and events become prominent in the news media without much background or explanation. On the Sundays of February, Father Edmund Hussey will present some background and explanation about the following topics and then give you an opportunity to make further comments or ask further questions.
February 3: Feminist Theology in the Church
Modern feminists believe that our churches and our society in general have been inherently male dominated and they are determined to correct that imbalance. They are raising critical questions which have enormous implications for the Church.
February 10: The Vatican and the Nuns
This program will discuss a reorganization of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious ordered by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ordered. The underlying issues in this controversy seem to be the equal place of women in the Church and the ways in which authority is exercised in the Church.
February 17: The Pope’s Butler and the Vatileaks
This program will discuss a book entitled His Holiness: Pope Benedict XVI's Secret Papers, which contains private Vatican correspondence, primarily letters to the Pope and to his private secretary. It turned out that the Pope’s butler was the culprit who leaked the documents.
February 24: New Reform Movements in the Church
This program will discuss a few of the international communities that have received papal approval; secondly, a few of the reform movements of laypersons in the United States; and thirdly and finally the recent formation of national priests associations in the United States and in several other countries.