|Archdiocese videoed interdicted nun The archdiocese of St. Louis authorized the video recording of a Catholic women's ordination ceremony then used it as evidence to punish Sr. Louise Lears SC by placing her under interdict. Lears denied all allegations made by the archdiocese saying "I love the Church. I would never give scandal to the People of God." To read more
|Petition Supports Sr. Louise The National Coalition of America Nuns is asking for signatures on a sign-on ad in the National Catholic Reporter. To read more click here:
|Just Treatment for Church Ministers Thanks to a small grant from a community of women religious, FutureChurch is proud to announce a new dedicated portion of our website: Just Treatment for Church Ministers. Please visit and tell us what you think here.
|Women and the Word E-Appeal:
THANKS for helping us raise over $7000 online to cover organizing and travel costs for our Women and the Word campaign. Even though we fell short of our goal of $10,000, we are delighted by the response to first attempt to raise money online. Its not to late to donate...click here.
|International Postcards An international Women and the Word electronic postcard invites has been added to the FutureChurch website. PLEASE SEND POSTCARD LINK TO YOUR INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS BY CLICKING HERE.
|UK Petitions For Married, Women Priests "We believe that the Holy Spirit may be telling us that we are not sufficiently open to the emergence of new forms of relevant ministries" says a new petition supported by Lord Patton and other prominent members of the nobility in the UK. Thousands of Brits have signed the statement asking for married priests and discussion of women priests. They join over 18,000 Brazilian priests and 16,000 Australians who have also asked for changes in the celibacy rule. To read more|
|Celibacy Survey If you haven't already please complete our online survey about next steps in FutureChurch's work for optional celibacy click here.
|Former Diocesan CFO Convicted On July 3, a Federal jury convicted the former top accountant at the Cleveland Catholic Diocese of tax charges and acquitted him of more serious charges related to alleged kickbacks. To read more click here.
An Evening With
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Thursday, September, 18, 2008
At Landerhaven in Cleveland, Ohio
6pm Silent Auction and Cocktails
7pm Dinner and Presentation
Kathleen will speak on her new book:
Failing America's Faithful:
How Today's Churches are Mixing God
with Politics and Losing Their Way
$150 Meet 'n' Greet Reception and Dinner
$ 75 Dinner and Presentation
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