Women in Early Christianity
The Legacy of Sr. Carmel McEnroy: From Vatican II to "Votes for Catholic Women" and Beyond

We honor the legacy of Sr. Carmel McEnroy and recognize her importance for our work today.

Book ReviewsBook 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.

FutureChurch NewsPilgrimage 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.

FutureChurch NewsMary of Magdala: Change the Art, Change the Story, Change the Church

During our Feeding Five Thousand Campaign FutureChurch willl produce high quality posters of "St. Mary of Magdala Proclaims the Resurrection" by artist Margaret Beaudette, S.C., and send them to five thousand Catholic schools, universities, and seminaries.

BlogDay 5 in Rome: A Day at the Museums

FutureChurch pilgrims receive a warm welcome at the Pio Cristiano museum

BlogDay 4 in Rome: The Prodigal Who?

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

BlogDay 3 in Rome: Breaking Bread with Saints

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

BlogDay 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

Blog"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.

BlogEverything's [not] Alright

Portrayal of Mary Magdalene a call to action

FutureChurch NewsMary of Magdala Celebrations Lift Up Women Preachers

Women have been called to interpret and proclaim the word of God in every age.

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VoicesExcavating Evidence of Women's Authority in Early Christianity

Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in the Early Church will be published by Fortress Press in the Fall of 2017.

PrayersWomen of the Word Litany

Litany used for 2017 Mary of Magdala Celebrations

Book ReviewsJesus Risen in Our Midst by Sandra Schneiders

In this anthology of essays drawn from previously published—but relatively inaccessible to the non-specialist reader—Sandra Schneiders addresses the most critical problem of the Christian believer: how to imagine Jesus as personally alive and present to us

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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.

VoicesWhat the Mary Project Means to Me

Judith Davis reflects upon FutureChurch's goal of rediscovering Mary's message for today in the Mary of Nazareth project.

FutureChurch NewsCelebrating the First Feast of St. Mary of Magdala

FutureChurch celebrates the first Feast of St. Mary of Magdala building on the theme of "a Church for Our Daughters."

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FutureChurch NewsVoices of Faith: Opening New Doors for Women’s Leadership Inside the Vatican

Voices of Faith envisions a church and a world that fully recognizes and embraces the gifts, talents and leadership of women.

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