Keep the Faith, Change the Church.

Parish Voice - SOUTH

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
 

The real work of Voice of the Faithful happens in our Parish Voice affiliates across the United States and around the world. Please contact the Regional Coordinator in your area for information on the affiliate nearest you.

 

 

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Parish Voice - EAST

Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

The real work of Voice of the Faithful happens in our Parish Voice affiliates across the United States and around the world. Please contact the Regional Coordinator in your area for information on the affiliate nearest you.

 

Parish Voice - CENTRAL

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

The real work of Voice of the Faithful happens in our Parish Voice affiliates across the United States and around the world. Please contact the Regional Coordinator in your area for information on the affiliate nearest you.

About Parish Voice

Welcome to Parish Voice, an opportunity to bring Voice of the Faithful to your own community. More than 30,000 Catholics in 50 U.S. states and 21 countries have heard our message of hope and renewal and have become Voice of the Faithful members.

Parish Voice - WEST

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

The real work of Voice of the Faithful happens in our Parish Voice affiliates across the United States and around the world. Please contact the Regional Coordinator in your area for information on the affiliate nearest you.

Starting a Parish Voice (PV) affiliate

If you are interested in starting a Parish Voice (PV) affiliate, please know that you will be supported in your initiative by an Area Coordinator assigned to your state or diocese who will help you create and maintain your affiliate and by the National Council Representative for your region.Your Area Coordinator and Council Rep. will offer guidance every step of the way and will support you if you encounter obstacles.

If you are interested in starting a PV affiliate, please go to Regional VOTF Groups, find your Area Coordinator, and contact them via email.

Principles for Diocesan Finance Councils

Canon Law requires each diocese to establish a Finance Council. It is to be composed of “at least three of the faithful expert in financial affairs and civil law” and is presided over by the diocesan bishop or his delegate. Canon Law outlines certain of the Finance Council’s responsibilities and, in some instances, requires a bishop to obtain the Finance Council’s consent to take certain actions. Still, Canon Law itself provides few specifics on how a Diocesan Finance Council should function.

Structural Change

The problems that came to light in the sex-abuse scandals revealed significant flaws in the human institutional life of the Church. As faithful members of the Church, we have a right and a duty to work to correct them. We respect the teaching authority of the Church and recognize the role that the hierarchy should exercise in discernment. It is essential, however, that all the people of God be involved in this process of discernment. We therefore devote ourselves to advancing meaningful and active engagement of the laity in the life of the Church.

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