FutureChurch celebrates 10th Anniversary
The tenth anniversary celebration of the founding of FutureChurch
kicks off with the annual dinner on Thursday, October 12 in Cleveland.
Featured speaker will be Fr. Richard McBrien, Professor of Theology
at the University of Notre Dame and past president of the Catholic
Theological Society of America. His keynote address is entitled The
Eucharist: Past Present and Future. McBrien was the scheduled speaker
at the very first FutureChurch annual dinner and we are pleased to
welcome him again to help us celebrate our tenth anniversary. For
ticket information call the FutureChurch office at 216-228-0869.
FutureChurch will also hold a daylong conference on Friday, November
3, preceding Call to Action's annual conference in Milwaukee that
weekend. Entitled Eucharist: A Threatened Species?, this session
features as morning keynoter the well-known sacramental theologian
Bernard J. Cooke, Professor of Theology at the University of San
Diego. Cooke was the very first FutureChurch speaker on the topic
of the threatened Eucharist about which he wrote an article in
1990 that was published in the National Catholic Reporter.
Following his presentation, FutureChurch Executive Director Chris
Schenk and Leadership Council Co-coordinator Fr. Louis Trivison
will conduct an interactive session to discuss strategies for addressing
the priest shortage in participants' dioceses.
Medical Mission Sister Miriam Therese Winter, Professor of Liturgy,
Worship, Spirituality and Feminist Studies at Hartford Seminary
in Connecticut, is afternoon keynoter. Sr. Miriam Therese will
speak on Another Eucharistic Tradition - Next Steps, briefly revisiting
her inspirational presentation from last year's Call to Action
conference on "small E eucharist."
Bernard J. Cooke