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Kate McElwee Accepts 2023 Christine Schenk Award for Young Catholic Leaders

FutureChurch is honored to present our 2023 Christine Schenk Award to Kate McElwee in celebration and admiration of her uncompromising advocacy for women in the Church and, in particular, for her leadership on the successful “Votes for Catholic Women” campaign, which certainly played a significant role in achieving a historic first for our Church – 54 women participating as equals – with a vote – in the October Synod Assembly.

Named for FutureChurch co-founder and founding executive director, the Christine Schenk Award for Young Catholic Leaders is given to a young Roman Catholic who has demonstrated promising leadership in advancing FutureChurch’s Vatican II mission in one or more areas of social justice, pastoral care, ministry, advocacy, teaching, researching or publishing.