The Historical Development of Complementarity and the Marian & Petrine Principles

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 7pm EST

FutureChurch welcomes Professor Mary Anne Case who will offer a history of the development of the complementarity in the Catholic Church.  In a recent interview with America Magazine, Pope Francis reaffirmed the church’s embrace of complementarity’s constructs — the Marian and Petrine principles — for organizing ecclesial life, ministry, and governance.   The language and framework he cites is a rather recent invention in the history of the Catholic Church.  Professor Case will offer an overview of the history, timeline, as well as the nuances of papal thought on the topic.


Professor Mary Anne Case is the Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.  

A graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Law School, Mary Anne Case studied at the University of Munich; litigated for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; and was professor of law and Class of 1966 Research Professor at the University of Virginia before joining the Law School faculty. She also served as a visiting professor at New York University in 1996, 1997, and 1999; a Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in 2004; a Crane Fellow in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University from 2006-2007; a Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School in 2013; a Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute in 2016; and a Guest Professor at Goethe University Frankfurt in 2018.

Subjects Case has taught include feminist jurisprudence, constitutional law, regulation of sexuality, marriage, family law, sex discrimination, religious freedom, and European legal systems. She is the convener of the Workshop on Regulating Family, Sex, and Gender and board member of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. While diverse research interests include German contract law, theological anthropology, and the First Amendment, her scholarship to date has concentrated on the regulation of sex, gender, sexuality, religion, and family; and the early history of feminism.




Feb 07 2023


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