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The John Jay "Causes and Context" Study

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.

Fund Benefiting Women in the Catholic Church Awards $10,000 to Wisconsin Woman Fired as Pastoral Associate

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.

Callard Named Voice of the Faithful Development Coordinator

NEWTON, Mass., May 6, 2011 – Sara Callard of Quincy has been named development coordinator for Voice of the Faithful, the 35,000-strong worldwide organization of Roman Catholics working to support survivors of clergy sexual abuse, support priests of integrity and reform governance and guidance of the Church to include a greater voice for non-ordained faithful.

Callard has more than a decade of fundraising experience and will be coordinating VOTF’s major donor efforts, direct mail appeals, e-mail solicitations and grant writing.

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