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 recent 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'

Book excerpt - A new book by St. Joseph Sr. Christine Schenk details St. Theresa Kane's journey to leadership and her strength and persistence in the face of the Vatican's reaction and efforts to remove her from office.

To Speak the Truth in Love: 'To me Theresa Kane was, and is to this day, a sign of hope'

Book excerpt - A new book by St. Joseph Sr. Christine Schenk details St. Theresa Kane's journey to leadership and her strength and persistence in the face of the Vatican's reaction and efforts to remove her from office.

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

Sister Kate, a Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ, died Oct. 28 at age 70. A canon lawyer, she helped hundreds of Catholics file appeals to save their parish churches threatened with closure.

Community gives us eyes to see sacred

Simply Spirit: I owe my learning to the women and men with whom I have walked and am walking. Their solidarity helps me to first accept and then join together to alleviate the wounds of our world.