Greater Philadelphia

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

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

Catholics on the Edge, written by Tim Unsworth, contains an essay written about Barbara Blaine, the Founder of SNAP. For more information, click here.


Common Sense II - A Resource for Catholic Church Reform

By Charles McMahon

 

Rating:

Not yet rated. 

Published:

Oct. 21, 2013 

Words:

20,160

(approximate)

Language:

English

ISBN: 9781301191703

Price: Free

     This book aims to give Catholics the information they need to argue authoritatively for vital reforms in the governance of the Catholic Church. It calls for three fundamental reforms with regard to bishops, priests, and women, and supplies the background history of Judeo-Christianity that is needed in order for one to stand one's ground in confronting the hierarchy. To order, click here.

The next Friday vigil is scheduled for September 5,  at 222 N. 17th St, Phila., at 12 noon.

 Archdiocese Building, 222 N. 17th St
PLEASE JOIN US!


VOTF of Greater Phila has maintained a prayerful vigil at the Archdiocesan office building, 222 N. 17th Street, Phila. nearly every First Friday at noon for over 8 years. We carry signs asking for more support for the survivors, financial transparency, and parish audits. We find that our presence reminds those in the building that this issue has not gone away. We stand with survivors and parents, hand out flyers, and pray together. Passersby stop and tell us their stories.


Contact Information:

Voice of the Faithful of  Greater Philadelphia

P.O. Box 391, Drexel Hill, PA 19064

484-472-7766

info@votfgp.org


Membership: 

Individual $20 yearly, 

Family $25 yearly 


To make a tax-deductible donation to
Voice of the Faithful
Greater Philadelphia
Please mail your check payable to:
VOTF GP, 
P.O. Box 391,
Drexel Hill, PA 19064

UA-47098252-1

Message From the Chair


Dear Friends,
       SNAP is celebrating its 25th anniversary at a conference in Chicago, Aug. 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. A special invitation to earlier and long time members to attend will make this a real reminder of how much has been done to support survivors of abuse by priests. SNAP is the force behind many of the legal and moral changes in the United States Church in the past 25 years.
      Let me know if you wish to attend that conference. Perhaps VOTFGP can help.
      Enjoy the summer!

Regards, Marita

You Have the Power

A short documentary presented by Pennsylvania Representative Mark Rozzi addressing Statutes of Limitation Reform

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--XMGtFshhQ

This is a very sad time for Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. There are many complex reasons for the closing of so many churches. One of the issues I find so disturbing is that this affects every Catholic. I don't hear any mention that parish members were included in discussions of these closings. Also, I live in a parish that is immediately adjacent to a community which is experiencing the closure of three out of four parishes. There was no comment from the altar asking for prayers for these people. No reaching out of support for
those affected. Where is the Christianity?
 
Nancy Mortimer O'Brien
4025 Kottler Drive
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
610-825-0355, nancymobrien@comcast.net

go to http://vimeo.com/97257004 to view the video from the 1st Annual Ride