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Our stalwart editor Peggie Thorp is taking some
long-deserved time away during July and August. I have
been asked to fill-in for her. I will continue her practice
of collecting information from people in Affiliates across
the country. In addition, I will be featuring various
aspects of the October Convention. Sally
Convention: VOTF can change the Church:
Your work in VOTF already has and we can do even more.
Come to the
Convention to learn even more ways to "Keep the faith:
Change the Church."
Richard P. McBrien to speak at VOTF Convention
McBrien has been a friend of VOTF since Jim Muller and
Jim Post asked his advice in 2002. Few theologians have done
as much to give voice to Catholics as Richard McBrien. Read
and Panels — The Convention
will have panels and workshops where VOTF members share
how they have made
Much concrete work has been done that you can carry home. Click
here for a preview of two of the workshops.
Priest of Integrity Award that
will be presented at the Convention continues VOTF support
of the sacramental priesthood and the richness it brings
to our tradition. Read
Fall Action for 2007 leading to the National Convention
CONSCIENCE + COURAGE = DISCIPLESHIP
As VOTF’s National Convention nears, we move from an internal grounding
in conscience to the more active role of disciple. These
surveys will provide you with a tool to assess how your diocese
is doing in financial accountability, shared governance and child protection.
The results of these surveys will be summarized and compared diocese to diocese
at the convention giving each person a foundation for discussion and action.
member's embrace their Baptism. One way we work
towards our goal of structural change is by helping Catholics
to take their Baptismal responsibilities seriously. Consider
using another VOTF implementation tool, Profile
of the 21st Century Catholic in your Affiliate.
VOTF works with Governor and Legislature to
Pass Senate Bill that Helps Victims of Abuse. Read
VOTF's Press Release.
Paul Lakeland and Catholicism
at the Crossroads in South
VOTF of Southern Los Angeles sponsored Paul Lakeland on Sunday
June 10. Professor Lakeland gave a presentation entitled "Catholicism
at the Crossroads: How the Laity Can Save the Church". Over
100 attended the talk at St. Agatha Catholic Church in
Los Angeles. Professor Lakeland teaches at Fairfield University
and his talk was based on his new book of the same name
was recently published by Continuum. Professor Lakeland explained
the responsibility of the laity and clergy to share the work
of becoming an adult Church. VOTF Southern Los Angeles can
be contacted at email@example.com.