John Allen had been covering this year's CTSA convention, which was over this weekend in Los Angeles. The final presidential address I'd been talking over with Barnes, about the CTSA – or just theologians in general – having come to have had an "adversarial role" as the dominant identity-myth of theologians since the Modernist Crisis when the hierarchy got enthusiastically aggressive in its confronting some theologians. That's about a century ago now, but still recently enough to have an historical effect of this sort. I think my generation certainly seems to be tired of that dichotomous view and is looking to move on.
9:51am, 10th June 2007: CTSA: Group should stop criticizing Vatican, bishops, president says
4:21pm, 9th June 2007: CTSA: Latin American bishops flag poverty, ecology and indigenous peoples
12:11pm, 9th June 2007: CTSA: Accountability for bishops takes center stage (Susan Wood is one of my dissertation committee members, and is a sharp ecclesiologist.)
9:36am, 9th June 2007: CTSA: Bishops urged to prudence in public proclamations
9:28pm, 8th June 2007: CTSA: Four bishops on being a bishop: 'It ain't easy'
4:40pm, 8th June 2007: CTSA: Accountability and the sex abuse crisis
3:55pm, 8th June 2007: CTSA: Asians say their interest is mission, not church
12:56pm, 8th June 2007: CTSA: Interview with Bishop William Skylstad
12:04pm, 8th June 2007: CTSA: Lutheran finds "incoherence" in Catholic teaching on ministry, ecumenism
5:18am, 8th June 2007: CTSA: Mahony accents 'autonomy and integrity' of theology
4:37pm, 7th June 2007: CTSA Backgrounder: The pastoral letter on women that never was
4:38pm, 7th June 2007: CTSA: Bishops opt for 'Hallmark card ecclesiology' on minorities, theologian says