November 3rd Plenary Session in Milwaukee
The title of the session is THE FUTURE OF CATHOLIC MINISTRY.
I am looking forward to hearing what Garry Wills and former priest Roy Bourgeois
have to say when I sit in on their Plenary session in Milwaukee on November
3rd. Roy Bourgeois was expelled from the Catholic Church for his support of women's
ordination. Garry Wills is a prolific writer and has
authored several books including, WHY PRIESTS?
Diana Hayes, an African
American is also scheduled to be on the panel. I asked about her and was told
that she is highly respected by African American clerics. She is a professor of
Systematic Theology at Georgetown University and is the first African American
woman to earn a Pontifical Doctorate in Theology.
moderator of the panel is Maureen Fiedler, LS. Her narrative reads, she "is
host and creator of Interfaith Voices. She has been involved in interfaith
activities for more than three decades as an active participant in coalitions
working for social justice, racial and gender equality and peace."
Jamie Manson, the fifth panelist, is a columnist for the National
Catholic Reporter who received her Divinity degree from Yale University where
she studied Catholic theology and sexual ethics.
I will make it a point to
peruse each Reporter publications for her articles. Their columnists do not
have articles printed in all of the publications.