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Nominations for Board of Trustees Are Open

Voice of the Faithful is inviting nominations to our Board of Trustees. See details here. Candidates should be individuals of high character and diverse talents, have been involved in VOTF, and exhibited an understanding of and commitment to the VOTF mission statement and goals. All nominations must include the agreement of the candidate to be nominated. Deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, April 23.

Focus - April 1, 2010

Voice of the Faithful Focus – This week we are changing the format of Focus to highlight the current news in the Catholic Church and bring you the reactions and responses from Voice of the Faithful and our affiliates across the globe. We encourage our members to go to each story and comment when the options are available.

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE NEWS

Keeping Track of the News

We alerted you late last week to the appearance of President Dan Bartley on CNN to discuss the abuse revelations in Europe. Dan and other VOTF leaders also have spoken to the BBC, AP, Reuters, Boston Globe, and other media. Stories about the current revelations, and news about Pope Benedict's role in some past cases, also are proliferating. You can track some of these reports by using our NEWS feature on this Home Page. Just scroll down the page to the bottom left; you will see under News some of the latest reports mentioning the Catholic Church and its issues.

Vatican Pastoral Response: View from Ireland

From Sean O'Conaill, VOTF-Ireland:

There are aspects of Pope Benedict XVI's pastoral letter that we warmly welcome -- especially the recognition that a ' new vision is needed, to inspire present and future generations' in Ireland. The letter will hopefully now precipitate a long-delayed conversation among Irish Catholics -- priests, bishops and people together -- out of which, with God's help, such a new vision will emerge.

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