FutureChurch Teleconference Series is heating up!
Do you love to learn? Do you love to engage in interesting conversations regarding reform in the Church? Then join us for the FutureChurch Teleconference series.
September 9, 2014 - Fr. Michael Crosby, OFM on "Repairing My House: A blueprint for reform in the Church."
February 17, 2015 - Dr.Richard Gaillardetz on "Reforming the Church with Francis."
NEW! Sign our Open Letter to the USCCB urging them to open discussion about optional celibacy!
Recently, Pope Francis stated, "Celibacy is not a dogma of faith...The door is always open given that it is not a dogma of faith." Pope Francis also urged Bishop Erwin Krautler of Brazil and all local bishops to be "courageous" and to make concrete suggestions on the possibilities available to assist in this crisis, including expanding the priesthood to include married men.
Now, we are asking the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to follow Pope Francis' call to be courageous in seeking solutions to our growing priest shortage and to present these solutions to Rome.
We Celebrate Mary of Magdala: Faithful Witness
21st Century Catholics Reclaim the Faithful Witness of Mary of Magdala
Join the Magdala Project by downloading a free organizing kit to help plan your July 22nd Feast Day Celebration. Our updated kit includes everything you need to plan and publicize your event, including NEW artwork!
Tell Us About Your Magdala Celebration so we can add your event to our List of Local Celebrations.
The Synod on the Family - Learn more!
Pope Francis has started a whole new conversation about the role of the family in the life of the Church. He has called an Extraordinary Synod on the Family (October 5 - 19, 2014) in preparation for an Ordinary Synod on the Family (October 4 - 25, 2015). These synods will take up some of the most pressing issues facing families today. Make sure the voices of all Catholics and their families are heard by taking action. Learn more!
Support Leadership Conference of Women Religious! Sign the letter to Pope Francis!
On April 30, 2014, the Vatican chief of doctrine, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, accused U.S. nuns of not abiding to the harsh and unjust reform agenda imposed on them by the Vatican. In addition, the document personally attacked renowned theologian Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ.
Help us urge the Vatican to continue the dialogue in a respectful manner. Show them you support the nuns and their work. Your outpouring of support has been powerful since the mandate was issued. Let's make sure the nuns and the Vatican know we haven't forgotten the CDF's actions.
Catholics Speak Out Against Restrictive Teacher Contracts - Stay up to date!
What does it mean when you are asked to sign a contract by your Bishop that runs headlong against your conscience - your sense of what is just? That is what is being asked of many teachers in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Oakland and Honolulu. Read the contracts. Read FutureChurch's comparison of the contracts and statement. Then do what you can to support Catholic teachers!