Women Deacons
Book Review: Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity

Schenk argues convincingly in this historical analysis that many women in the early centuries of Church history were viewed by their contemporaries as “persons of authority with significant religious influence.

BlogAnother Look at the Final Document

Sisters, what do you need?; FutureChurch's 30 year work for married priests is becoming a reality; Voices of Courage and Hope; The Catacomb Pact also signed by the Synod Mothers

BlogMy Call Story

It’s been the Word of God that has become my very core

BlogDelivering the Goods

"In the end, this church will open to women’s full and equal participation. We are all doing our part to make that a reality."

FutureChurch NewsCatholics Begin New Conversations about Women Deacons

DeaconChat brings Catholics - both lay and ordained - into dialogue.

FutureChurch NewsAssociation of U.S. Catholic Priests Annual Assembly held in Atlanta

The theme of this year's AUSCP conference was "Peacemaking in Our Fractured Society" and focused on healing the racial divide in the world and within the Church.

VoicesPesky Women, Troublemakers, and Dreamers

They dreamed new dreams, healed old wounds and tenaciously carried forward the vision, even when it was lonely, so that the Church might be whole, holy and more fully equipped to carry out the work of the Gospel.

AnalysisCommission on Women Deacons Offers a New Opportunity

When Pope Francis agreed to “constitute an official commission” to study the question of women deacons, FutureChurch had already laid the groundwork for this unforeseen opportunity.

AnalysisSurvey Finds Female Respondents Experiencing a Call to the Diaconate

FutureChurch Survey Finds Thirty-nine Percent of Female Respondents May Be Experiencing a Call to the Diaconate

FutureChurch NewsFirst Ever Retreat for Women Discerning a Call to the Diaconate

FutureChurch Convenes the First Ever Retreat for Women Discerning a Call to the Permanent Diaconate

AnalysisCommission to Study Women Deacons Strikes Gender Balance, Names Phyllis Zagano

Names of the members of the Commission to Study Women Deacons have been announced; equal numbers of men and women will serve.

FutureChurch NewsFather Charles Curran, Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher Featured at 26th Annual Fall Event

Father Charles Curran and Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher addressed FutureChurch supporters at 26th Annual Fall Event.

FutureChurch NewsFutureChurch Expands Teleconference Series

In 2016, FutureChurch expanded its teleconference series focusing on the restoration of women to the permanent diaconate and the challenge the Church faces as younger Catholics walk away in greater numbers.