Mary F. Rousseau

Mary Rousseau taught philosophy at Marquette University and was a member of our Editorial Board. She passed away in 2012.

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The Pope and the Kids in Denver

“The real story here is the kids, not the Pope.” It was a bishop-friend of mine speaking, in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver on Saturday afternoon, August 14, 1993. The lobby was a sea of cassocks, red sashes, and skull-caps, with an occasional flash of a cardinal’s purple. He was not … Read more

Preparing for the Synod on the Laity

Most deeply, the vocation of the laity in coming decades will be what it has always been: to evangelize the world. That truth may seem too obvious to mention, but it was missed in a recent survey taken to prepare for a coming synod in a large Midwestern diocese. On the list of concerns of … Read more

Mary Daly’s Pure Lust: A Symposium

Editor’s Note: The incommensurability between occasion and reaction has been called the mark of genius. Mary Daly’s new work, Pure Lust: Elemental Feminist Philosophy (Beacon Press 471 pp., $18.95), is not, a first blush (we speak advisedly) the kind of book we would want to review, let alone devote a symposium to. It reaches a … Read more

Real Feminists Don’t Go to Church

Rosemary Radford Reuther’s recent remark, “The more we become feminists, the more difficult it is for us to go to church,” captures the women’s ordination movement very nicely. At first glance, it suggests the possibility of schism, a schism feared by those who cannot find a way to approve of ordaining women to the Roman … Read more

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