VOTF On the Road
VOTF Going to Rome: VOTF vice-president
Kris Ward will be forwarding daily commentary during
the Conclave to the VOTF web site. As Kris prepares
to leave, she writes:
“Voice of the Faithful is going to Rome, not Kris
Ward – to bear witness, to be vigilant, and because
this time in our Church demands it. Our physical presence
in and around St. Peter's Square, where our traditions
run deep, marks us again as mainstream Catholics. VOTF
members and supporters join the future of our Church
at a crossroads of the world, as we saw during the funeral.
It occurred to me that going alone to Rome is the way
we enter our Baptismal call, the way we come to VOTF
– each of us makes a choice to come, to stay or to leave.
While VOTF is sending one, the one proclaims all. I
will keep you in my prayers and ask that you keep me
We wish Kris every blessing as she brings our witness
and our prayers to the Holy City. -------
VOTF president Jim Post will present the Response to
Winnipeg, Ontario Archbishop James Weisgerber’s address
at the annual Cardinal Bernardin lecture in Washington,
DC. The title of this year’s lecture is “Bringing the
Laity into Consultative Church Structures.” It will
be interesting to see how close the discussion gets
to bringing the laity into decision-making Church
structures. The talk is sponsored by the National Pastoral
Life Center. For more information on the Common Ground
Initiative and the Center’s work, go to www.nplc.org.
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