Feminism and Christian Anthropology

On the Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church

When: Thursday, January 22, 2015; 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Penn Newman Center, Upper Level (located at 3720 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia)

Join us for a discussion with Sister Sara Butler, M.S.B.T, a Professor Emerita of Dogmatic Theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake.


Pope Francis has called for a “more incisive female presence in the Church,” but he supports a view of the complementarity of the sexes that many Catholic feminists find outdated. How can the equality of the sexes be reconciled with their complementarity? What issues need to be addressed in order to respond to the feminist critique? Does this problem involve the formal teaching of the Church in some way, or is it open to further investigation?

Sister Sara Butler, M.S.B.T., is professor emerita of dogmatic theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake. She has served on the International Theological Commission and is a consultant to the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization and the U.S. Bishops’ Doctrine Committee. A former seminary teacher, she has published extensively on issues related to women and the Church.

This event is co-sponsored by the Penn Newman Center.

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