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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Rosemary Radford Ruether was a groundbreaking feminist theologian and global sister

Appreciation: Many people have great 'Rosemary stories,' not simply of the incredible scholar, teacher and activist, but more so of the kind, humorous person with an open mind and even more open heart.

Feminist nun Donna Quinn leaves a legacy of justice activism

Appreciation: Sinsinawa Dominican Sr. Donna Quinn was a pioneer, well ahead of her time and of many of her peers on women's issues in church and society.

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.


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.