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Women in Church LeadershipCatholic Women Preach Celebrates Three Silence-Shattering Years

The project’s reception and reach has exceeded even the wildest dreams of the steering committee.

Women in Church LeadershipPatriarchy to Blame in Scaraffia's Resignation from Women Church World

As the story of resignations from "Women Church World" becomes more complex, patriarchy still deserves a share of the blame

Women in Church LeadershipMary of Magdala Celebrations Lift up 'Voices that Challenge'

Following in the footsteps of the Apostle to the Apostles, a growing chorus is making their voices heard.

Justice in the ChurchCleveland Catholics Join National "Time's Up" Vigils

A powerful witness, the group raised their hand in blessing over the cathedral – as a sign of the entire Church in Cleveland

Women in Church LeadershipPilgrimage to Rome: A Journey with Saints

It was especially meaningful for me to know that I was in the presence of all these saints -- past and present -- as we celebrated a bread breaking service.

Save Our Parish CommunityFutureChurch Remembers with Gratitude the Life and Work of Sr. Kate Kuenstler

Once told that she had “little to no chance of winning” parish closure cases, Sr. Kate developed strategies that broke new ground in defending parish rights.

We're Doubling Down for Reform!

Thanks to a generous donor, contributions made during the Synod on the Amazon will be matched dollar-for-dollar, effectively matching your impact.

Women in Church LeadershipWomen Will Not Be Silent…Catholic Women Do Preach: FutureChurch's Response to Pia de Solenni

Solenni reasons that women are often better at preaching than priests, but “no matter how wonderful or how terrible” the priest who is in persona Christi with a soul “indelibly marked” and is given priority of place “by virtue of his ordination, not his moral character.”

Women in Church LeadershipDay 5 in Rome: A Day at the Museums

FutureChurch pilgrims receive a warm welcome at the Pio Cristiano museum

Women in Church LeadershipDay 4 in Rome: The Prodigal Who?

Annie Burns offers a new way of thinking about the Parable of the Prodigal Son

Women in Church LeadershipDay 3 in Rome: Breaking Bread with Saints

Today, in a new way, I am thankful for the Communion of Saints.

Women in Church LeadershipDay 2 in Rome: Yes, Patriarchy is Still to Blame

As the story of resignations from "Women Church World" becomes more complex, patriarchy still deserves a share of the blame

Women in Church LeadershipDay 1 in Rome: Praying with Catherine of Siena

FutureChurch pilgrimage begins with a visit to Santa Maria Sopra Minvera, where Catherine of Siena is buried

Women in Church LeadershipScarrafia's Open Letter to Pope Francis

"With the closure of 'Donna Chiesa Mondo' ends, or rather breaks off, a new and exceptional experience for the Church..."

Women in Church LeadershipArriving in Rome amidst Scaraffia's Resignation from Women Church World

Russ and Sr. Chris arrive in Rome to the news of Lucetta Scaraffia's resignation from "Women Church World" published by the Vatican paper L'Osservatore Romano

Women in Church Leadership"Finding Crispina" Pilgrimage to Rome brings research to life

28 pilgrims set to excavate the evidence of women's authority in the early church, reap the rewards of ground-breaking research by Sr. Chris.

Justice in the ChurchCleveland Time's Up

The prayer service in Cleveland is part of a nationwide effort

Justice in the ChurchStop Scapegoating

Gay priests aren't to blame for the abuse crisis.

Women in Church LeadershipEverything's [not] Alright

Portrayal of Mary Magdalene a call to action

Emerging ModelsThe Future Practicing Catholic

How Younger Catholics Understand Their Catholicity & What It Means for the Catholic Institutions and Communities in the Future.

Women in Church LeadershipWomen of the Word Litany

Litany used for 2017 Mary of Magdala Celebrations

Women in Church LeadershipMary of Magdala's Memorial Raised to Feast

FutureChurch's Campaign to Reclaim the True Mary of Magdala a movement from defamation to feast day

Women in Church LeadershipA Proper Feast Day

Why/how elevating the memorial of Mary of Magdala matters

Women in Church LeadershipWomen Witnesses of Mercy Enter into the Chaos and Reveal God’s Mercy

In response to Pope Francis's announcement of a Jubilee Year of Mercy, FutureChurch introduced their Women Witnesses of Mercy series.

Justice in the ChurchChurch for Our Daughters Liturgy of the Word

Liturgy of the Word lifts up voices of women in history, today, and tomorrow while praying for a Church for our daughters.

Russ Petrus

Russ Petrus is co-director of FutureChurch.

Russ Petrus is co-director of FutureChurch.