Voice of the Faithful Focus highlights issues we face as we work together to Keep the Faith, Change the Church
Two Important Documents Released Last Week
The long-awaited report on the causes and context of clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church finally emerged in 2011. The study by researchers at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City cites the lack of transparency and accountability as key factors in the cover-ups that prolonged the scandal and delayed justice for the abused--the same factors that Voice of the Faithful has long identified as obstacles to true healing and reform.
NEWTON, Mass., May 18, 2011 – A study released May 18 reports several contributing factors to the clergy child sexual abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church that Voice of the Faithful, the worldwide Church reform group, has long noted.
Voice of the Faithful Focus
An update highlighting issues we face as we work together to Keep the Faith, Change the Church.
In Ireland, Philadelphia Relived,
As 272 New Abuse Claims Are Reported
NEWTON, Mass., May 12, 2011 – A Wisconsin woman fired for no apparent cause from her parish position has been awarded $10,000 in the third round of grants from the Voice of the Faithful’s Emily & Rosemary Fund for Women in the Church. These grants support women who have lost employment in the Catholic Church because of injustice or discrimination.
A key component of the inaugural convening of the American Catholic Council to unfold in Detroit on Pentecost weekend, June 10-12, will be the release of a report on nearly 100 local and regional Listening Sessions across the country over the past 18 months. Read more...
Barrington, Ill., May 10, 2011 – A key component of the inaugural convening of the American Catholic Council, to unfold in Detroit on Pentecost weekend, June 10-12, will be the release of a report on nearly 100 local and regional Listening Sessions across the country over the past 18 months.
Our latest Prophetic Voice comes from John Celichowski, OFM Cap., who gives us a perspective on how and why lay voices over the centuries have become so marginalized in the Church. His comments were made during an address at a restorative justice conference at Marquette University.