About Us

Voice of the Faithful is a lay organization of faithful Catholics, who organized in 2002 as a response to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. We started in the basement of a church in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and have since expanded worldwide with more than 30,000 members.

Our Mission is to provide a prayerful voice, attentive to the Spirit, through which the faithful can actively participate in the governance and guidance of the Catholic Church.

We work towards achieving our mission by pursuing three goals:

  • Support survivors of clergy sexual abuse
  • Support priests of integrity
  • Shape structural change within the Catholic Church

Our Beginnings

Carrying Out Our Mission and Goals

Organizing an Affiliate: Parish Voice

Rights of the Laity


Statement of Identity

VOTF Structure


Board of Trustees

National Officers

National Working Groups

National Staff