Keep the Faith, Change the Church.

VOTF Names Bishops Who Should Resign

It has been seven years since the clergy abuse scandal rocked the Catholic Church in the United States.  Seven years and so many bishops have not taken responsibility for aiding and abetting predator priests.  Seven years and a crisis of equal caliber threatens the Church in Ireland.  Seven years and many Catholics are still asking for justice for survivors and accountability for bishops worldwide.  Seven years is enough. 


"Christ … fulfills His prophetic office … not only by the hierarchy who teach in His name and with His authority, but also by the laity …." (Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, n. 35)

"They [the laity] are, by [reason of] knowledge, competence or outstanding ability which they may enjoy, permitted and sometimes even obliged to express their opinion on those things which concern the good of the Church." (Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, n. 37)

Suggested Readings & Resources

Prepared by Voice of Renewal/Education in the
Spirit of Vatican II Working Group As of 1/30/03

Please note: inclusion in these lists does not constitute an official VOTF endorsement of the ideas in these readings. The readings are intended to represent a full spectrum of Catholic thinking and are meant to stimulate thought and discussion.

Canon Law

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Thomas P. Doyle, O.P., J.C.D.

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