NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 8, 2011 – Three women who reported losing employment because of discrimination are sharing $15,500 in awards from the second round of grants from the Voice of the Faithful’s Emily & Rosemary Fund for Women in the Church.
The recipients are Paula Beaton of Corpus Christi, Texas, Cathy Roldan of Vista, Calif., and Keisha Veryser of Charlevoix, Mich.
NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 4, 2011 – Virginia’s sex abuse statute of limitations law is being revised, and Voice of the Faithful, the 30,000-strong international organization formed in response to Roman Catholic Clergy sexual abuse of children, has provided input into that debate.
NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 31, 2011 – Voice of the Faithful, the international organization of more than 35,000 Roman Catholics committed to church reform, has formed its first advisory council.
Voice of the Faithful announced today that we have formed an Advisory Council to help us move forward in facing the challenges and opportunities for church reform in the coming years.
Voice of the Faithful Focus
An update highlighting issues we face as we work together to Keep the Faith, Change the Church.
NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 19, 2011 – A newly public 1997 Vatican letter documents that the Vatican intervened in local church affairs to prevent mandatory reporting of abuse cases to civil authorities.
On January 22, VOTF members in Yakima WA will hold a prayer vigil for survivors and victims of sex abuse in the Catholic Church, to be held outside diocesan offices. They have asked VOTF members nationwide to support them by praying for the release of the names of all clergy and lay personnel with credible allegations of abuse.
Jesus, by becoming human you have elevated the human body to the dignity of divinity. Sadly, there are among us those whose bodies have been savaged by the very ones who have been called to serve and protect them. These crimes cry out for justice and for healing, and we raise our voices in prayer for the healing of our brothers and sisters. We acknowledge that by our silence and our blindness we are complicit in these crimes and sins, and we ask for forgiveness.