Dear Editor: I’m so happy to hear about this event (“Theologian Panelists Discuss Women’s Influence On Church,” March 16). I wish I had known about it beforehand so that I could have attended. I’m encouraged to hear about this event, especially because I always feel a special connection to Brooklyn. It was the place where I was born and lived for my formative years.
I was educated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood and the Dominican Sisters of Amityville. In Brooklyn I began my faith journey. Now I have grown to see the flaws in the Catholic Church which I love and given my life in ministry in the church. I believe it is time for the clergy to reflect on why women have not been given the right of full equality in the Church.
Dear Editor: Sister Elizabeth Johnson’s book “Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God” was critiqued by the Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: http://www.usccb.org/about/doctrine/publications/upload/statement-quest-for-the-living-god-2011-03-24.pdf: “The Committee has concluded that this book contains misrepresentations, ambiguities, and errors that bear upon the faith of the Catholic Church as found in Sacred Scripture, and as it is authentically taught by the Church’s universal magisterium.”
FATHER JOSEPH ZWOSTA
Editor’s Note: Father Joseph Zwosta is in residence at St. Mark Church, Sheepshead Bay.