A Future of Female Priests 

Allowing both women and married men to become priests is integral to FutureChurch’s mission. FutureChurch started in the 1990s to provide a solution for the shortage of priests in the Catholic Church and argues that opening the priesthood for more individuals who feel called to the priesthood would aid this shortage. A growth in inclusion and layperson involvement in the Church is another important goal of the organization. FutureChurch seeks “changes that will provide all Roman Catholics the opportunity to participate fully in Church life, ministry, and governance”1. Looking through FutureChurch’s records in the Women and Leadership Archives, one can find resources and programs created by FutureChurch in the 1990s through the 2000s to reach Catholics and form community.    

“Dear Friend of Women in the Church”, Box 9 Folder 7 Packets: Advancing Women in Church Leadership, n.d.
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