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How do Roman Catholic Womenpriests contribute to our understanding of church?

  • May 28, 2024
  • Start Time: 7:00 pm ET
  • End Time: 8:15 pm ET
Join FutureChurch as we welcome “Women Called to the Catholic Priesthood” co-authors, Sharon Henderson Callahan and Jeanette Rodriguez

In their compelling and carefully crafted ethnographic work, Women Called to Catholic Priesthood: From Ecclesial Challenge to Spiritual Renewal (Fortress Press, 2024), Sharon Callahan and Jeanette Rodriguez explore the contexts, calls, journeys, spirituality, and theology of women called to priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church. Posing the questions of how womenpriests' stories illustrate both ecclesial challenges and spiritual renewal, the authors encourage readers to thoughtfully engage these women on their own terms.

Join FutureChurch as we welcome Sharon Callahan and Jeanette Rodriguez, whose presentation will focus on how our understanding of Church and Eucharist are expanded and enhanced by the stories and voices of women called to the priesthood. 

Sharon Henderson Callahan, EdD, is professor emerita and past academic dean of the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University. A scholar of ministry and leadership , Callahan has focused her research on both Roman Catholic and mainline Protestant ecclesial formation.
Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD, is a professor of theology and religious studies at Seattle University. Currently she also serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture at the university. She is a 'border theologian" studying Christian faith experience among different cultural groups; her books include studies of Haudenosaunee and Mexican American cultural identity. 
Both Callahan and Rodriguez have performed qualitative, ethnographic research in locations around the world. 

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