Voice of the Faithful will hold a meeting tomorrow to provide an update on the on-going Catholic clergy sexual abuse scandals and their consequences.
The presentation will be given by Anne Barrett Doyle and Terry McKiernan, founders of Bishop Accountability of Waltham, Mass., and Helen McGonigle, an attorney and abuse survivor from Brookfield. The meeting will be held from 10 to 2 at Christ Church Greenwich.
BishopAccountability.Org was founded in 2004. It archives court records and public documents that track and identify clergy, religious and others in United States Dioceses accused of abusing children or teens or aiding abusers. The organization takes no position on the root causes and does not advocate particular remedies. It contends that when the facts are fully known, both the causes and remedies will become clear.
Voice of the Faithful founded in 2002 is closely aligned with Bishop Accountability in support of victims and survivors of clerical abuse. Other goals include providing support for priests of integrity and working to shape structural change in the Church. The stated mission of Voice of the Faithful is to be “a prayerful voice, attentive to the spirit, through which the faithful can actively participate in the governance and guidance of the Catholic Church.”
This four-hour meeting will include an optional box lunch available for $10. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 956-7476 if you wish to reserve a lunch. Those interested in attending should provide a name, telephone number and number of those attending who would like a box lunch.
Via Greenwich Post
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