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

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Nickie Valdez, pioneering Catholic lesbian advocate, inspired a diverse community

Appreciation: Nickie Valdez died Dec. 25 at her home in San Antonio at the age of 80. She was passionate about making a home within the Catholic Church for LGBTQI people.

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Catholic progress in extremis

Commentary: It has taken a global pandemic to signal that the Roman Catholic Church hasn't a prayer of returning to many of its outmoded practices.

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Schenk's biography of Mercy Sr. Theresa Kane a detailed account of visionary's path

Review: You can tell a book by its cover. The luminous picture of Theresa Kane on the cover of this one portrays a beautiful woman of calm, confidence, vision and joy. She is a Catholic feminist with a powerful claim on the hearts and imaginations of all who want the Roman Catholic Church to be a community of sacrament and solidarity, equality and mutuality.

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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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On sex, Bible has something for everyone