October 15th: John Allen Interviews Chris Schenk
On Tuesday, October 14 Rita, Jerry and Chris met John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter for lunch. The conversation was wide-ranging and interesting. John reports regularly on Vatican news for CNN as well as NCR. Before we ate, John recorded the following interview with Chris:
Synod: Interview with Chris Schenk of "FutureChurch"
Posted on Oct 14, 2008 15:58pm CST.
A bit like Washington when the Supreme Court is in session, a meeting of the Synod of Bishops in Rome always brings out voices from across the spectrum who hope to make themselves heard. Some groups that dot the Catholic landscape are represented inside the synod hall itself; the heads of movements such as Sant’Egidio and Focolare, for example, are official “auditors.” Others, especially those espousing various reforms they would like the church to adopt, find themselves on the outside looking in. They, too, are part of the sights and sounds that surround the event.
One such voice during this synod belongs to “FutureChurch,” a U.S.-based group that has come to Rome to request greater attention to women – especially restoring women’s stories to the Lectionary, the collection of Bible readings for the Mass, and more space for preaching by women. Chris Schenk, a Sister of St. Joseph from Cleveland, is representing "FutureChurch" in Rome while the synod is in session, and she sat down on Tuesday for an interview. For the full story click here...