Moira McQueen among five women appointed to Vatican theological commission
The Catholic Register, September 23, 2014 — A touch of Canada, a touch of Scotland and a feminine touch has been added to the assembly of 30 theologians who advise the Pope and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith — all in one appointment. Canadian Moira McQueen, a Scottish-born, University of Glasgow-trained lawyer turned moral theologian, is among a record five women appointed to the International Theological Commission.
McQueen is well known as the executive director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, through her frequent talks to Toronto area parishes about medical ethics, end-of-life decisions and family life. She has been teaching at the University of St. Michael’s College Faculty of Theology, where she obtained her doctorate, since 1994. She took up the job at the head of the CCBI in 2004.
By Michael Swan