Keep the Faith, Change the Church.

News Release -- U.S. Bishops Must Hold Each Other Accountable, Roman Catholic Reform Group Says

NEWTON, Mass., June 29, 2011 – U.S. bishops must finally institute strong measures of fraternal correction when bishops fail to follow their own Charter for the Protection of Children and Young people after clergy are accused of child sexual abuse, according the Roman Catholic Church reform and abuse survivor support group Voice of the Faithful.

Voice of the Faithful Focus -- June 23, 2011

An update highlighting issues we face as we work together to Keep the Faith, Change the Church.

American Catholic Council Media Coverage
Nearly 2,000 Catholics from across the United States and from several foreign countries descended on Detroit’s Cobo Center this past weekend for the American Catholic Council: Celebrating the Spirit of Vatican II. The Council was widely covered in the media from several points of view. Here are several stories, commentary and a YouTube video: 

News Release -- U.S. Bishops Meeting in Seattle Fail to Address Fundamental Flaws in Charter to Protect Children

NEWTON, Mass., June 17, 2011 – United States bishops failed to address fundamental flaws in their Charter to Protect Children and Young People during their spring meeting in Seattle, Wash., earlier this week, according to Dan Bartley, president of Voice of the Faithful, the worldwide Catholic Church reform organization.

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.

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