Mary E. Hunt is a feminist theologian who is co-founder and co-director of the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER) in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Rich portrait of a social change agent in biography of Grail leader Anne Hope

Book review: Stephanie Kilroe's book on Anne Hope presents a portrait of an international Catholic woman leader, a welcome addition to the literature of contemporary Catholic women who represent the best of a flawed tradition, combining sacrament and solidarity.

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Feminist theologians bring wisdom to fiction

Book Review: Some of today's best feminist theologians are writing fiction. I do not refer to their erudite, critical analyses of texts and concepts as novels. Rather, I alert readers to their new excursus into literature. I wondered aloud why they have embraced this genre. So, I asked them.

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Women are fully human agents of social, political change

Book Review: The author demonstrates how the tired tropes of women's self-sacrifice that reinforce oppression and expectations of martyrdom can be expanded and refreshed realistically in light of contemporary women's lives. On balance, every woman's self-sacrifice is not oppressive and every form of oppression is not caused by women's self-sacrifice.


Real change against abuse starts with church's clergy/lay structure

Commentary: Even if all U.S. bishops were to resign and be replaced with more clerics, little would improve. The structure, not just individuals who err, is the problem and structures can be changed.