Tuesday, September 9, 2014
57 minutes - 17.1 MB - Fr. Michael Crosby

Presentation by Fr. Michael Crosby on “Repairing My House: A blueprint for reform in the the Church.”

Saturday, April 12, 2014
41 minutes - 23.6 MB - Theresa and Anthony Padovano

Presentation by Theresa and Anthony Padovano on what marriage can offer to the priesthood and what opportunity they see for reform with Pope Francis.

Saturday, February 15, 2014
50 minutes - 14.4 MB - Sr. Sandra Schneiders

The podcast from our conversation with Sr. Sandra Schneiders, Moving Beyond Patriarchy", a discussion of biblical interpretation as a tool to promote and enhance the full personhood of women.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
1 hour, 43 minutes - 41.2 MB - Fr. Donald Cozzens

Fr. Donald Cozzens engages conference participants in a discussion about priestly celibacy. He discusses the history, political dimensions and impact of mandatory celibacy showing how mandatory celibacy is used as a form of power and control while making a case for giving those who are called to the priesthood the freedom to marry or to be celibate.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
51 minutes - 20.3 MB - Dr. Phyllis Zagano

Dr. Phyllis Zagano presents the case for ordaining women to the permanent diaconate in the Roman Catholic Church for Finding Your Voice: Ordain Women to the Diaconate a Women and the Word teleconference. This final installment to the Finding Your Voice series offers insight into the history and current state of women's ministry in the Catholic Church.

Thursday, April 18, 2013
55 minutes - 22 MB - Dr. Paul Lakeland

Theologian Dr. Paul Lakeland presents the facts about conscience formation and when it is necessary to dissent for Finding Your Voice: Conscience and Dissent a Women and the Word Teleconference. He offers guidance on the primacy of conscience and how our own individual consciences can empower and guide our actions as Catholics.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
31 minutes - 16.6 MB - Sr. Kate Kuenstler

Canon Lawyer Sr. Kate Kuenstler, PHJC, presents the rights and obligations of Catholics for the Finding Your Voice: Canon Law and the Laity a Women and the Word Teleconference. She offers insight on the realities of Canon Law and how it can empower and guide our actions as Catholics. Kate operates a private practice in Canon Law and advocates for the rights of the laity and their role in the Catholic Church.

Thursday, December 6, 2012
50 minutes - 45.6 MB - Dr. Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ

Dr. Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, Presents on Connecting with our Sisters: The Life and Times of Phoebe, Priscilla and Perpetua. She addresses how these women in the churches of the first generations lived and expressed their faith, how they envisioned a future church, and how we today can follow their example in humility and hope. Sr. Carolyn is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association and co-author of many books including A Woman's Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity.

Friday, January 20, 2012
1 hour, 9 minutes - 47.5 MB - Sr. Chris Schenk CSJ

If you are wondering what to do when a new pastor dismantles effective parish programs, when a beloved pastoral minister is dismissed for believing in women's equality or when your vibrant parish is threatened with closure against your will, this workshop is for you. Sr. Chris Schenk will share spirituality and strategies for discerning a response to common abuses of authority in the US church.

Sr. Chris Schenk CSJ is the Executive Director of FutureChurch. She has Master's degrees in midwifery and theology and, with the able assistance of FutureChurch staffers, developed and administers four national dialogue projects - Women in Church Leadership, The Future of Priestly Ministry, Celebrating Women Witnesses and the Save Our Parish Community project. In 2007 and 2008 Schenk, coordinated an international effort to put women back in the biblical picture" at the Synod on the Word.

 

Friday, January 20, 2012
1 hour, 5 minutes - 44.4 MB - Sr. Chris Schenk CSJ

Early women leaders, whose teaching and evangelizing was so foundational to the spread of Christianity were progressively forbidden to do either until, by the fifth century (with some notable exceptions), they were in the main silenced and excluded from church preaching and governance. And still today. Sadly, this early suppression came to be revered as "the continuous tradition of the Church" despite significant historical and archaeological evidence to the contrary. This presentation explores trajectories suppressing women's leadership and examine implications for the ongoing struggle for women's equality in Catholicism today. Practical strategies for healing institutional deafness to "Women of the Word" are also discussed as well as information about newly available slides of 4th century women leaders from the Pio Christian museum.

Sr. Chris Schenk CSJ is the Executive Director of FutureChurch. She has Master's degrees in midwifery and theology and, with the able assistance of FutureChurch staffers, developed and administers four national dialogue projects - Women in Church Leadership, The Future of Priestly Ministry, Celebrating Women Witnesses and the Save Our Parish Community project. In 2007 and 2008 Schenk, coordinated an international effort to "put women back in the biblical picture" at the Synod on the Word.

Friday, January 20, 2012
1 hour, 39 minutes - 45.5 MB - Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB

Fr. Anthony OSB Ruff discusses why we got new translation guidelines, which are a complete reversal of the previous ones, and what the results are in the English text of the missal - both its strengths and its deep problems. He examines how the new missal reflects the exercise of authority in the Church, which is becoming less collegial and more centralized. Fr. Ruff reflects on the many ways a faithful Catholic might respond to this dilemma, ranging from collaboration to resistance.

Fr. Ruff is a monk of St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, MN. He teaches liturgy, liturgical music, and Gregorian chant at St. John's University School of Theology Seminary. He is widely published. He is the author of Sacred Music and Liturgical Reform: Treasures and Transformations, and of Responsorial Psalms for Weekday Mass: Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. He does priestly ministry at the local county jail and the neighboring community of Benedictine Sisters.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
1 hour, 21 minutes - 34.7 MB - Regina Bosclair, Ph.D.

On February 23, 2011, FutureChurch held a free phone conference entitled, Biblical Women Missing from the Lectionary - Why It Matters with a presentation by Regina Boisclair, Ph.D.

Regina Boisclair, PhD. is the Cardinal Newman Chair of Catholic Theology at Alaska Pacific University and author of Amnesia in the Catholic Sunday Lectionary: Women- Silenced from the Memories of Salvation History published in Women and Theology, the annual publication of the College Theology Society, 1994

The teleconference included a presentation by Dr. Boisclair as well as time to learn about the FutureChurch resources that are available to assist in putting more women back in the biblical picture, especially during Holy Week and the Easter season.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
1 hour, 20 minutes - 108 MB - Sylvia Poggioli

February 3, 2011, Drinko Hall-Cleveland State University

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli presented her analysis of world events for almost 20 years including her take on happenings in and around the Vatican and the creation of the European Union.

Sylvia Poggioli is the senior European correspondent for National Public Radio's foreign desk and reports from Rome, Italy; the Balkans; other parts of Europe; and the Middle East. She often covers events at the Vatican and covered FutureChurch's 2006 and 2007 pilgrimages to Rome archaeological sites of early women leaders. Poggioli can be heard on NPR's award winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
1 hour, 6 minutes - 61 MB - Sr. Theresa Kane

Sr. Therese Kane gives a dynamic and scholarly presentation encouraging followers of Jesus today to belong to small communities and structure their leadership to encourage the virtues of friendship, spirituality, peacefulness, generosity, and gender equality in the manner of the early Christians who followed Jesus.

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