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.

New Vigil Location!


The next Friday vigil is scheduled for December 5th,  at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 1723 Race St. Phila., at 12 noon.

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

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

Dear Friends,


Why are we still working as Voice of the Faithful? We are still here in another Advent to remind the Catholics of Philadelphia, and ourselves that children, as vulnerable as the Christ Child was, were harmed by our priests in our parishes.

We remember especially all the children and their families who suffered from sexual abuse by emotionally and morally ill clergy.  We are witnesses that the world outside the hierarchy has not forgotten and forgiven the perpetrators and enablers of the abuse.

We know that legislation has not been passed to enable victims of abuse to received just recompense. Citizens are responsible to overcome the power of the insurance companies and the Church lobbyists.

Voice Of the Faithful is also concerned with the structure of the governance of the Church. If there were more lay men
and women in the upper councils of the Church, the transfer of perpetrators from parish to parish would not have happened.

We pray for the Church in Philadelphia and the world, that repentance will lead to forgiveness and then to healing.

Holy Advent to you all,

Marita Green