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Dr. Maria Pilar Aquino Engages with the Question: What is Your Opinion Regarding Catholic Ordination for Women?
What is your opinion regarding Catholic ordination for women?
Dr. Maria Pilar Aquino discusses her support for the full ordination of women. While she herself does not feel this call, she understands the need for the Church to include women who feel the call of “God’s spirit” to the priestly vocation. She is also clear to remark that the exclusion of women from ordination is not productive for the good of the Church.
Aquino, Maria Pilar and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Maria Pilar Aquino Engages with the Question: What is Your Opinion Regarding Catholic Ordination for Women?" July 2002. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/45
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About the Interviewee:
Maria Pilar Aquino, S.T.D. currently teaches at the University of San Diego. She is a Catholic Latina Theologian whose primary areas are liberation theologies, social ethics, and feminist theologies, with special interests in intercultural approaches, conflict transformation, and religious peacebuilding studies. She was co-founder and first woman president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States and has authored more than fifty books and Journal articles.
About the Interviewer:
Dr. Alfred Benney is a professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. He has a Ph.D in Theology from the Hartford Seminary Foundation and teaches courses in Non-Traditional American Religions and Christian Religious Thought. His research interests include "how people learn"; "the appropriate use of technology in teaching/learning" and "myth as explanatory narrative". He has published work on teaching with technology.