Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Pope appoints UChicago alumna

Mary Ann Glendon has been called by JPII to head the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, making her one of the Church's highest ranking lay women. An amazing Maroon and Crimson woman. Orthodox in her faith, yet indomitable in legal scholarship, she embodies the best qualities of lay Catholic activism and the ideals of the encyclical Fides et Ratio. How she has won the respect of liberal, establishment colleagues like Dershowitz and Tribe, despite her strong conservative views, is something of a miracle. Now that's girl-power.