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Voice Matters, Spring 2012, VOTF's Newsletter for Members Worldwide

Voice of the Faithful® has published its spring 2012 issue of Voice Matters, VOTF's semiannual newsletter for its members worldwide. This issue includes an interview with new VOTF president Mark Mullaney, an update on VOTF's bishop selection initiative activities, a run-down of VOTF's 10th Year Conference that takes place in Boston this September, and a story about SNAP's efforts to fend off attempts by courts in Kansas City and St.

National Statement -- Church Reform Movement Voice of the Faithful Disappointed at Elevation of Lori to Archbishop of Baltimore

NEWTON, Mass., Mar. 20, 2012 – Catholic Church reform movement Voice of the Faithful, which supports survivors of clergy sexual abuse, is disappointed at the elevation of Bridgeport, Conn., Bishop William Lori to archbishop of Baltimore, which the Vatican announced today.
Although Bishop Lori in many ways has acted to shore up child-protection policies and institute reforms in those policies, on the question of transparency he has fallen short.

VOTF National Statement -- Voice of the Faithful Sees Church Legal Pressure Crippling SNAP Effort to Protect the Vulnerable

NEWTON, Mass., Mar. 13, 2012 – Church reform movement Voice of the Faithful stood with SNAP (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests) during a press conference in Washington, D.C., today, as SNAP continues its efforts against forceful disclosure of confidential information about sexual abuse victims.