Guidelines for Keeping Prayer at the
Center of Voice of the Faithful
Prayerful Voice will work in a variety of ways to help Voice of
the Faithful (VOTF) accomplish the organization's commitment to
"providing a prayerful voice, attentive to the Spirit," in all its
- Prayerful Voice will provide opportunities for prayer, worship,
reflection, and faith development that will strengthen VOTF's
commitment to its stated goals:
- Support those who have been abused
- Support priests of integrity
- Shape structural change within the Church.
- Prayerful Voice will provide leadership and counsel to ensure
that all materials produced by and actions taken by VOTF reflect
a grounding in faith and prayer and are "attentive to the Spirit"
active in our midst and in our tradition.
- Prayerful Voice will maintain Web site pages dedicated to the
goals of "providing a prayerful voice, attentive to the Spirit."
- Prayer is at the heart of all that VOTF is and hopes to accomplish
on behalf of the Church. We are "The People of God" dwelling in
and responding to the power of the Spirit in our midst. The great
prayer of unity is the Eucharist, which is central to all we do
and who we are as Catholics. VOTF acknowledges our Catholic identity
as that of a Eucharistic people.
- Humbly and faithfully realizing that our power/success/energy
is the power of the Risen Christ moving us toward the building
up of the Reign of God in our world, Prayerful Voice will work
to lead VOTF toward an awareness of the need to be a reflection
of and witness to the Spirit in our midst. To achieve this, Prayerful
Voice will encourage prayerfulness, reflection, and a heightened
sense/acknowledgement of spirituality between and among the members
- Prayerful Voice will work toward fostering openness and witness
to the Spirit and mutual support and encouragement among members
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To provide a prayerful voice, attentive to the Spirit,
through which the Faithful can actively participate in the governance
and guidance of the Catholic Church.
1. To support survivors of clergy sexual abuse.
2. To support priests of integrity
3.To shape structural change within the Catholic Church.
Pray Each Day
Jesus, Lord and Brother, help us with our faithfulness.
Please hear our voice, and let our voice be heard. Amen. More
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