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Change, Hope, and the Catholic Church

April 19, 2023 @ 6:00 PM CT - April 19, 2023 @ 8:00 PM CT

Change, Hope and The Catholic Church - Celebrating Women’s Gifts for Ministry

As you listen with the ear of your heart to the wisdom of women, may you, too, be emboldened to preach the word with persistence at all times and in all ways.

—Barbara E. Reid, OP, from the foreword

Pope Francis has asked all Catholics around the world to engage in prayerful conversations around the movements of the Holy Spirit in the Church today resulting in a synodal document entitled “Enlarge the Space in your Tent.” Female leadership in the Church and the restoration of women to the diaconate has been a consistent theme globally.  Join us as we welcome Discerning Deacons back to Chicago and actively engage in the conversation around re-thinking women’s participation in the Church. Be a part of the change and let your voice be heard as we witness and lift up women in the Church. The future is bright!



Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, PhD  
President, Catholic Theological Union


Karen Ross, PhD  
Director, Pathways@CTU


Mumbi Kigutha, CPPS 
President, Friends in Solidarity and Reconciliation Consultant


Casey Stanton
Co-Director, Discerning Deacons


James & Catherine Denny Center at Catholic Theological Union

5416 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60615 



Registration is encouraged but walk-ins are welcome!