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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Book Review

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.


A Catholic trifecta of disgrace: Next step in abuse saga is due

Commentary: Until and unless the stories of adult women who were sexually involved with Catholic priests are told and the implications parsed, I doubt that the abuse of young people and of employees will be solved.


The movement for women's equality in the church cannot be stopped

Speakers at the recent Voices of Faith event articulated what is true for millions: We will no longer spend our valuable time waiting patiently for changes in imperialistic church policies that dehumanize and endanger women.