Christine Schenk

St. Joseph Sr. Christine Schenk, an NCR board member, served urban families for 18 years as a nurse midwife before co-founding FutureChurch, where she served for 23 years. Her book Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity (Fortress, 2017) was awarded first place in History by the Catholic Press Association. She holds master's degrees in nursing and theology.

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To Speak the Truth in Love: 'I included the ordination of women in my greeting. And I want it included'

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In appreciation: Sr. Kate Kuenstler, canon lawyer for the people of God

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Relationship is key in Magdalene film

Despair is not an option

Patriarchy delays female diaconate

Church's foremothers proclaim Jesus from beyond the grave

Women's authority in the church

We must reform the clerical system

Sisters helped to pioneer 'pink wave'

Witnesses to God's love