Archive for November 7th, 2012

Theologian’s disinvite linked to Vatican-supported group | National Catholic Reporter

Theologian’s disinvite linked to Vatican-supported group | National Catholic Reporter.

“The University of San Diego canceled a British theologian’s fellowship after an influential alumnus and a conservative watchdog group backed by a high-ranking Vatican official protested the appointment to the university’s board of trustees.

“Tina Beattie, a professor of Catholic studies at London’s University of Roehampton known for her work in contemporary ethical issues, was to have begun a two-month fellowship at the university Tuesday, Nov. 6.

“University president Mary Lyons informed Beattie that the fellowship had been canceled in an Oct. 27 letter.

“Thirteen members of the Catholic university’s theology and religious studies faculty and the 47,000-member American Association of University Professors raised concerns about the impact of Lyons’ action in separate letters.”

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