Open Letter to People of God on Role of Catholic Theologians
In an open letter released today, Call To Action and other U.S. Catholic organizations commend Pope Francis for responding affirmatively to a request by Catholic theologian Hans Kung to dialogue and look to the day when Kung will be fully reinstated as a Catholic theologian.
In addition to calling for restoring Fr. Hans Kung’s status as a Catholic theologian, the letter also calls for a greater recognition of the work of theologians who have come under fire by the Vatican, including Charles Curran, Margaret Farley, Roger Haight, Elizabeth Johnson, the late Richard McBrien, Peter Phan, Ivone Gebara, and Leonardo Boff. Many of these distinguished theologians continue to have significant connections to Call To Action and our ongoing programming to lift up and cultivate a more inclusive, equal, and just Catholic Church.
Organizational sponsors include American Catholic Council, Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church, Call To Action, Catholics for Choice, Chicago Women-Church, CORPUS, DignityUSA, FutureChurch, New Ways Ministry, Pax Christi Maine, RAPPORT, Southeastern Pennsylvania Women’s Ordination Conference, WATER, Women’s Ordination Conference.