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A Look Ahead
FutureChurch and Other Important Programs

July 15, 2010, Cleveland, OH. Celebration of St. Mary of Magdala: Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America. A chance to view the exhibit of the history of Catholic sisters in America and listen to a panel of women religious discuss contemporary religious life. 5:00-8:30 pm. (panel begins at 7:00 pm) Cleveland Malz Museum, 2929 Richmond Rd, Beachwood. $10.00 donation at the door. Call FutureChurch at 216-228-0869 or visit www.maltzmuseum.org

July 22, 2010. 14th Annual International Celebration of the Feast of St. Mary of Magdala. Visit www.futurechurch.org for free prayer services and organizing kit.

November 6, 2010. Cry Out With A Million Voices: Gospel Nonviolence for the Life of the Church. FutureChurch's Sr. Chris Schenk at the Call To Action conference in Milwaukee. To register or for info, visit www.cta-usa.org

November 6, 2010. Sowing Seeds Out of Season: Praying with 'Faith in Margins.' Emily Holtel Hoag and Kathleen Thomas of FutureChurch at the Call To Action conference in Milwaukee. To register visit www.cta-usa.org

November 5-7, 2010. Faithful Prophets: God Alive in Every Generation. with Sr. Joan Chittister, Rev. John Shelby Spong, Diana Hayes, Margaret Trost, Kate Dugan, Jennifer Owens and MANY more. National Call To Action Conference in Milwaukee. To register or for info, visit www.cta-usa.org

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Sr. Theresa Kane, RSM

SAVE THE DATE!
FutureChurch's
20th Anniversary Benefit and Silent Auction

Thursday, September 30, 2010
6:00 to 9:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Sister Theresa Kane, RSM
The Catholic Church Today:
Evolution or Revolution?

Sister Theresa Kane of the Sisters of Mercy will be our guest speaker on Thursday, September 30, 2010. Sister Theresa is widely viewed as an influential voice among women religious and has a place of prominence in the history of U.S. women religious. As president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in 1979, she greeted Pope John Paul II at the National Shrine in Washington, D.C. In her address she urged him to open all ministries of church life to women.

Her remarks made headlines around the world. Most recently, she has been critical about the current investigation of nuns by the Vatican stating, “Regarding the present interrogation, I think the male hierarchy is truly impotent, incapable of equality, co-responsibility in adult behavior. In the church today, we are experiencing a dictatorial mindset and spiritual violence.”

Sister Theresa has worn several diverse leadership hats over her 55 years as a Sister of Mercy. With her degrees in the areas of economics, public administration and Women’s History, she has served as CEO and board member of a hospital, was Provincial of the Sisters of Mercy, was LCWR President, delegate to the UN Conference on Women, in China, director and campus minister of an all-girls catholic school and conference collaborator between Mercy Sisters in the US and Latin America. Today, Sister Theresa, is a sought after speaker and full-time associate professor at Mercy College in New York.

Read the June 2010 article on Sr. Theresa Kane from the Buffalo News where she states that the church's current governance system is "not a model of a gospel organization."

 

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