VOTF Also Applauds the Pope’s Acceptance of Moriarty Resignation
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VOTF SEEKS RETURN TO LAY INPUT IN BISHOP SELECTION PROCESS
Proposal Shows Way to Move Forward from Current Scandals
Congratulations to Slavka Vetrovec of Long Island. She and a guest will be going to Ireland through Sceptre Tours! Thank you to everyone who participated. Erin Go Braugh!
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.
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
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.
A report in the New York Times says that "top Vatican officials, including the future Pope Benedict XVI, did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys" despite requests from several bishops. Voice of the Faithful issued this statement March 25 in response.