• Annette, I had just finished reading the article prior to checking your blog. It seems to me that Sr. Farley clearly states that these are her opinions. She doesn’t claim to espouse Catholic doctrine. It is very troubling to find this kind of censure of a well-respected theologian. I find it interesting that the Bishops are concerned about freedom of religion in the U.S. and also in Canada and yet Catholics don’t seem to have freedom of expression within our own church. Thank you for your reflection.

    • Wow, Lynda, I don’t know how I didn’t really put them together before you said that! I am so tired of hearing about the “war on religion” and you are oh so right about the double standard. And that is what it is…just a double standard. I was reading a book by Anthony Ciorra, “Everyday Mysticism” and one line that struck me was how some people are meant to speak from the edge…maybe I will blog that later. But that to me is what she is guilty of, and only that, speaking from the edge. Thanks, as always, for your insight Lynda!