In another of the ongoing additions to their web pages describing spiritual exercises, devotions and prayers, our Voices in Action Spiritual & Communal Growth Team has posted two versions of Psalm 80, a prayer well-suited to expressing the hopes of those seeking the restoration of the Church.
Highlighting issues we face working together to Keep the Faith, Change the church
The sexual abuse scandal that has swept across the United States, Australia, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and many other countries has finally been recognized by the Vatican as a global crisis—one that has reached the very top of the Catholic Church. It took too long.
We cannot wait longer for the hierarchy to take the steps needed to prevent similar outrages in the future. We must insist on accountability that exposes and penalizes those who enabled the ongoing abuses and coverups. Then we must begin the process of restoring our Church.
Voice of the Faithful Focus highlights issues we face in working together to Keep the Faith, Change the Church
What can you do to help reform the Church? Voice of the Faithful has developed a list of 10 reforms with suggestions for working to carry out each step. Get involved at your local level; work with others at the diocesan and national level. Every step forward is a step towards reform.
THANK YOU ALL; it was great to see so many of you at our National Meeting on June 10 and then at the American Catholic Council sessions June 10 through 12. We hosted almost 250 of you at our meeting, and the ACC itself drew 1,800 or more over the weekend.
If you could not attend or if you missed one of the presentations on Friday, you can still review some of the handouts and visuals available at the meeting from this page.
Voice of the Faithful Ireland leader Bryan Maguire was interviewed this past Sunday, July 24, on the Irish public radio network, RTE, show "This Week." Host Colm O'Mongain talked with Maguire and Francis Rocca, Vatican correspondent for Religion News Service, on their reaction to Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny's recent speech in the Irish parliment about the Cloyne Report. If you would like to listen to the interview, click here.
Voice of the Faithful's Focus highlights issues we face as we work together to Keep the Faith, Change the Church
The change in leadership in the Philadelphia Archdiocese -- Archbishop Charles Chaput for retiring Cardinal Justin Rigali -- is not the only important thing happening there. A group of Pennsylvania residents, including Voice of the Faithful and Catholics4Change members, is launching an Internet Blog, Justice4PAKids. The site will help the group lobby the state legislature to reform the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse. As archbishop of Denver, where he's been since 1997, Chaput opposed statute of limitations reforms.