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Fr. Curran Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

November 25th, 2010, Promulgated by Mike

Fr. Charles Curran – dissident Catholic theologian, architect of the progressive Catholic rejection of Humanae Vitae, and a priest in good standing in the Diocese of Rochester – has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Fr. Curran joins 228 other “leaders in the sciences, social sciences, the humanities, the arts, business and public affairs” in this year’s class of AAAS inductees.

According to AAAS Chair Louis W. Cabot,

The men and women we elect today are true pathbreakers who have made unique contributions to their fields, and to the world.

Well, I suppose that’s one way of putting it.

H/T (Why am I not surprised?): St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry’s Fall 2010 issue of The Sheaf.

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3 Responses to “Fr. Curran Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences”

  1. avatar Louis E. says:

    The initials “AAAS” are more commonly understood to refer to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  2. avatar Anonymous says:

    Louis E.,

    Being an old chemist I was thinking the same thing as I was typing AAAS.

  3. avatar Ted says:

    I recently read through Charles Curran’s book “Loyal Dissent” 2007, looking for anything illuminating, intensional or not. One thing I DID find is that when discussing women priests, he mentioned that the WORST DISASTER (from his perspective) would be if married men were to be allowed to be ordained (as in the Eastern-Rite of Orthodox traditions). My experience with the Eastern-Rite church is that the influence of radical nuns is MUCH less, in no small part due to the role of priests wives within the parish. A neglected topic in itself.

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