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Friday, February 12, 2010

Death of Mary Daly

Mary Daly, it is true, started out as a kind of Catholic thinker. She earned degrees from three different Catholic colleges, studied in Rome, but then something happened. She adopted the fashionable radical mantle in vogue after Vatican II, and joined radical chic theologians Hans Kung and Edward Schillebeeckx in their campaign to transform the Catholic Church into a 'House run by Committee." The Catholic Church, with its claim that they have "the keys" of the apostle Peter, has never been a democracy. Ms. Daly, fed up, left the Catholic Church and embraced the "religion" of vegetarianism and antifur politics. One can add male-baiting and genderism to her resume as well. Ms. Daly, then, ended up as a non-Catholic feminist theologian. I might add that her legacy in the secular world of feminist politics is also suspect, for she is criticized heavily for her intense (and rather blatant) dislike of transgender persons.

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