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Meg Stapleton Smith

Rev. Meg Stapleton Smith, PhD is a Lecturer in Theology and Ethics at Fordham University and ordained pastor in the Episcopal Church. In June 2022, she defended her dissertation entitled, “Queer Virtue Ethics: Mary Daly’s Challenge to Catholic Sexual Ethics.”


Mary Daly and “Boundary Living”

Despite her rejection of Catholicism as irredeemably patriarchal, this essay explores Mary Daly’s complicated relationship with her theological past. Daly offers a vision for “boundary living” — where institutional disaffiliation creates a space for creatively reclaiming and reconstructing the tradition.

Disturbing the Foundations: Feminist Ethicists Respond to the Dobbs Decision, Part 2

In this second set quick takes, feminist ethicists respond to the recent Dobbs v. Jackson decision, mixing and challenging Catholic ideas regarding reproductive health and justice.