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PRESS RELEASE: Clericalism and Sexuality Workshop

last modified Sep 23, 2019 01:43 PM

The Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry, based at St Edmund’s College in Cambridge, held a three day invitation-only workshop on the possible interconnections between clericalism and sexuality. The workshop was the start of a multi-year research project.

While historically clericalism used to be a term of abuse hurled at the church from without, thanks to Pope Francis’ frequent focus on the theme it has become a term of ecclesial self-critique and self-analysis. Discussions among the 25 scholars who took part in the workshop embraced many disciplines from theology, to gender theory, but including history, sociology, psychology, ethics, spirituality, and queer theory.


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