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Convention Highlights: October 19-20 Providence, Rhode Island - Workshops begin Friday Oct. 19 at 4:00 pm.

Why Providence RI?
VOTF Treasurer Mary Freeman reflects on why Providence is a wonderful location for our convention. The Wall Street Journal recently rated it one of the ten best places to visit in the US. Read more.

Convention Liturgy
The liturgy as the "font and summit of the Christian life." The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy counsels us to prepare for Liturgy by pondering the readings in the days before the Eucharist. It also reminds those who minister that they too should be prayerfully prepared to gather, to hear God's Word and to participant in table fellowship. We are looking for help in preparing for our Convention Liturgy. Read More.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and Fordham University Research Survey
The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People issued by the USCCB in June of 2002 calls for an annual report that will track the actually implementation of the Charter. Researchers at these three institutions have selected to generate this report. Those researchers have asked for VOTF's help. Read more.

The National Representative Council of VOTF has passed a Resolution on "Effective Church Financial Management Systems." Read more.

Davenport, IA - A Bishop who shielded a serial predator has his name removed from University library. A courageous survivor looks to a Catholic institution for healing and finds integrity. Read more.

In the Vineyard
August 23, 2007

Volume 6, Issue 16
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