Deborah Rose
Women in Church LeadershipBeyond Complementarity

In a synodal church, we need a fresh dialogue regarding complementarity.

Justice in the ChurchBlack Catholic Women: Faith Leaders We Need More Than Ever

The Catholic Church Wouldn't Be Catholic if it weren't for us.

Women in Church LeadershipPope Francis, Meet Your Priest, Ludmila Javorova

Ludmila Javorova is an ordained priest in the Czech church. Her ordination was suppressed by the Vatican after the fall of the Communist regime in 1989. We call on Pope Francis to recognize her ordination and her ministry today.

The First Woman Appointed as Undersecretary to the Synod of Bishops, Sr. Nathalie Becquart, Gives a Preview of Her Work at UISG Press Conference

The first woman to serve as undersecretary for the Synod of Bishops offers her first remarks in that role.

Justice in the ChurchDr. Doris Wagner Reisinger: Change Agent and Recipient of the Christine Schenk Award for Outstanding Young Catholic Leadership

Doris Wagner Reisinger is the 2020 recipient of the Christine Schenk Award for Young Catholic Leadership.

Women in Church LeadershipThe Legacy of Sr. Carmel McEnroy: From Vatican II to "Votes for Catholic Women" and Beyond

We honor the legacy of Sr. Carmel McEnroy and recognize her importance for our work today.

Justice in the ChurchLollygagging Behind Francis, U.S. Bishop Style; The Minority Voice Grows Stronger, Rings True

There was certainly movement toward a more wholistic Francis approach in the 2019 version of the Voter's Guide, but U.S. bishops effectively excised language that would implicate them in failing to embrace his approach.

Justice in the ChurchThe Synod on the Amazon: Lessons We Cannot Ignore

The house is burning and there isn't much time to stop the destruction. If the Amazon dies, we will die.

Justice in the ChurchAnother Look at the Final Document

Sisters, what do you need?; FutureChurch's 30 year work for married priests is becoming a reality; Voices of Courage and Hope; The Catacomb Pact also signed by the Synod Mothers

Women in Church LeadershipFutureChurch, Association of U.S. Catholic Priests, Voice of the Faithful and others Address Women's Status in the Catholic Church

In determining the AUSCP priorities for the next year, the assembly voted to keep women’s equality high on the list.

Justice in the ChurchThree Extraordinary New Members Join the FutureChurch Board

We are deeply grateful for the witness of our board members. and our work will be shaped by their prophetic vision.

Women in Church LeadershipVoices of Faith Event Calls on Women Religious to Speak Out

Women religious from around the world had a chance to tell their stories of struggle and hope at the October 4 Voices of Faith Event.

Women in Church LeadershipImagining a Worldwide Strike: Maria 2.0

To see the Maria 2.0 women in action is to believe in its power to break down the patriarchal walls of the Church.

Justice in the ChurchInternational Catholic Reform Network Holds Fifth Meeting in Warsaw

Deborah Rose-Milavec reflects on major moments, insights from the fifth meeting of the the International Catholic Reform Network in Warsaw

FutureChurch Welcomes New Board Members

The FutureChurch Board of Trustees announce new board members, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Reverend Fred Daley, Dr. Shannen Dee Williams.

Women in Church LeadershipDear Vatican, We Won't Stop.

Synod final document contains many reasons for hope.

Justice in the ChurchDelivering the Goods

"In the end, this church will open to women’s full and equal participation. We are all doing our part to make that a reality."

Justice in the ChurchCardinal Tagle wears his humble heart on his sleeve

"I love this church everyday, but some days I am in love…"

Justice in the ChurchThe talk: and the importance of dialogue

Deb Rose-Milavec recounts her one-on-one conversation with Bishop Everard Johannes de Jong of the Netherlands and lifts up a few hopeful voices

Justice in the ChurchTough Questions

Cardinal Blase Cupich and others respond to questions regarding clergy sex abuse, LGBT Catholics

Justice in the ChurchFighting Back Against Hate with Love, Listening, and Accompaniment

Auditors Yadira Vieyara and Sebastian Duhau cut through with messages of listening, love, and accompaniment

Justice in the ChurchBrother Alois as a Model for a Renewed Church

His radiant love filled the room — a love that can only come from knowing and deeply trusting God and the God within each person he meets.

Justice in the ChurchUISG and USG join forces to get the vote for women

We are the People of God and we aren’t finished yet.

Who Drives the Pope Mobile Anyway?

Deborah Rose-Milavec reflects on the canonization of three new saints

Justice in the ChurchWhy Aren't Women Religious Superiors Voting alongside their Brothers?

When asked about women at the Synod, one panelist's "joke" sucks the air out of the room

Justice in the ChurchWho Will Draft the Synod Final Document?

Slowly filling in the "who's who" of the Synod

Justice in the ChurchApplying Pressure

Deb Rose-Milavec continues to question Synod participants about women in the Church

Justice in the ChurchArchbishop Scicluna Fields Questions about Clergy Sex Abuse

Journalists eager to take advantage of the presence of Archbishop Scicluna, peppered him with so many questions about clergy sex abuse that Vatican conductor Greg Burke smilingly called for a new topic.

Justice in the ChurchSunday Mass at Caravita: A Homily that Heals

I left Caravita a little lighter and with a renewed sense that the Church can be a place of healing and wholeness

Justice in the ChurchYoung Catholics Are Speaking Up. But will Bishops Listen?

It is clear that if they seek a more vibrant church, they have no other real choices.

Justice in the ChurchSuperimposing Images

Even if the optics at the press briefings are superimposed to make the synod look more legitimate, what matters is who decides and what is decided.

Justice in the ChurchThe Prelates Come Marching In

Women must claim their full and equal place in this Church

Justice in the ChurchWe Can't Keep Quiet

Catholic Women Speak Network launches Visions and Vocations ahead of Synod.

Justice in the ChurchDeb Rose-Milavec Arrives in Rome to Cover Synod

FutureChurch brings its unique perspective to reporting on the Synod

Women in Church LeadershipPesky Women, Troublemakers, and Dreamers

They dreamed new dreams, healed old wounds and tenaciously carried forward the vision, even when it was lonely, so that the Church might be whole, holy and more fully equipped to carry out the work of the Gospel.

Emerging ModelsReading The Joy of Love with Catholics Who Live It

The Joy of Love has long been a way of life for many Catholics in many places.

Deborah Rose

Deborah Rose-Milavec is FutureChurch co-director.

Deborah Rose-Milavec is FutureChurch co-director.