Keep the Faith, Change the Church.

Look up at the altar, where are the women? / National Catholic Reporter

My parish is different, you say? Good. Let its light shine downtown. Let it leap over the torchbearers and across the clerical divide to the bishop. Tell him what it all looks like. Tell him how the picture does not match the story. (National Catholic Reporter)

If you had the chance to attend Holy Week services in person or via television — and I hope you did — you probably noticed the more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s a men’s church.

“The clerics — all vested — are in the sanctuary or at least up front. The rest of us are far away.

VOTF Leaders Featured on Radio Program

On Saturday, April 13, VOTF President Mary Pat Fox and Trustee Margaret Roylance, Finance Working Group chair, were interviewed on the iHeart Radio program "Something More,” which is heard locally on WXTK-FM radio in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

The program's host, Chris Boyd, a long-time VOTF member, spoke with Mary Pat and Margaret about the clergy abuse scandal, diocesan financial transparency, and other VOTF initiatives.

In new letter, Benedict blames clergy abuse on sexual revolution, Vatican II theology / National Catholic Reporter

A number of noted theologians took to Twitter overnight to criticize Benedict’s take on the root causes of clergy sexual abuse. (National Catholic Reporter)

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has published a new letter blaming the continuing Catholic clergy abuse crisis on the sexual revolution, developments in theology following the Second Vatican Council, and modern society’s aversion to speaking about God.