Survivors with the purchase of original-art
Christmas cards - read more; the Structural
Change Working Group has completed its survey
on Parish Pastoral Councils (pdf) - Priests'
Support, Structural Change, and Prayerful Voice reports
all appear under Worcester Conference coverage in Regional
key endeavor at this time on the VOTF calendar is
our year-end fundraising appeal. Phone-a-thon
banks and our remarkable team of volunteers are already
up and running; thousands of letters soliciting members
and supporters for year-end gifts are in the mail.
Julie Rafferty is chair of the Development committee
- read her statement on the work of the all-volunteer Office
Washington Post reports that the diocese for
suburban Orange County, California has agreed
to settle 87 cases of alleged sexual abuse by clergy.
here for the
VOTF letter to Bishop Skylstad of Spokane, WA,
new president of USCCB and bishop of the third US
diocese to file for bankruptcy;
the Executive Director Search Committee is
in place and at work; MEET THE OFFICE -
photos and names of many of the people who bring
have you voted in the VOTF annual elections?; You
can't if you're not registered - click
election information and read more in National
News; have you seen the VOTF ad in the December 3
issue of Commonweal magazine?; VOTF Convention
2005 update and a few questions for you; the
ad hoc Governance Committee introduces itself
and its work; VOTF trustee David Castaldi named
to Boston Archdiocese post by Archbishop Sean O'Malley.
new on our web site:
and apology to our Maine members and supporters:
The reminder to Maine VOTF people to join VOTFMainemembersfirstname.lastname@example.org appearing
in last month's Vineyard had an "r" after subscribe
and was incorrect. The correct address is as you
see it in this message.]
can still order your Christmas
cards; newly appointed
to the National Review Board, Dayton, OH Judge
Merz makes his first public statements to Dayton
Celtic Spirituality came to VOTF Scituate, MA;
the VOTF Chevy Chase, MD symposium and the Worcester,
MA conference drew substantial crowds - read Commentary
along with some memorable quotes (additional coverage
on our web site - links below); Site-seeing tip
a member - www.alban.org for some interesting parish
rebuilding advice; the Boston Voice of Compassion
Fund - update from David Castaldi
on the VOTF web site:
staffer Anne Coursey, a prayer used in one of her
the long time Sun shine upon us all
And the Light within us
Lead our way.
one of our members has sent an Advent prayer that
focuses on the world's children.
Cozzens' new book has been published. Faith
That Dared To Speak is about all of us. It
is available in bookstores, from Liturgical Press
and at www.amazon.com. For review, click here. Next
month, look for a review of Boston College
professor Stephen Pope's recently published book
Common Calling - The Laity & Governance of
the Catholic Church.
you know? A two-volume set of documents titled "A
Documentary History of Religion in America," Edwin
S. Gaustad and Mark A Noll, eds., includes several
pages of VOTF texts, as part of the story you and
we are writing. The book is in its third edition
and is widely used in college and graduate Religious
Studies courses. It is available at www.amazon.com;
write about the role of the Church in society, the
separation of Church and state, and more; VOTF president
Jim Post speaks at two Masses in Minnesota and
reflects on how many people VOTF has reached in one
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