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2012 Conference

Alaskan Priest Receives Priest of Integrity Award during Voice of the Faithful 10th Year Conference in Boston

A priest from a missionary diocese in northern Alaska received Voice of the Faithful’s® Priest of Integrity Award during VOTF’s 10th Year Conference in Boston Sept. 14-15. Fr. Patrick Bergquist is a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, the largest in the country, spreading across 410,000 sq. mi. of northern Alaska.
 
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Ireland's Child Protection Board Chair Speaks at Voice of the Faithful 10th Year Conference

The chairman of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland, John Morgan, presented his views on the similarities and differences between child protection efforts in Ireland and the United States and on reform within the Roman Catholic Church to help prevent clergy sexual abuse during the Voice of the Faithful® 10th Year Conference taking place in Boston, Sept. 14-15.

Two Receive 2012 St. Catherine of Siena Distinguished Layperson Award During VOTF 10th Year Conference Next Month in Boston

Voice of the Faithful® presented its 2012 St. Catherine of Siena Distinguished Layperson Award to Joseph F. O'Callaghan and Phyllis Zagano during VOTF's 10th Year Conference in Boston Sept. 14-15. This recognition was the fourth and fifth times in its 10-year history VOTF has presented the award. The St. Catherine of Siena Award recognizes exemplary lay leaders who enthusiastically use their gifts in the Church’s service and whose example encourages all Catholics to use their talents for the betterment of the Church.

Alaskan Priest to Receive Priest of Integrity Award during Voice of the Faithful 10th Year Conference in Boston

NEWTON, Mass., Sept. 4, 2012 – A priest from a missionary diocese in northern Alaska will receive Voice of the Faithful’s® Priest of Integrity Award during VOTF’s 10th Year Conference in Boston next month. This marks VOTF’s tenth presentation of the Priest of Integrity Award since its founding in 2002.
 

VOTF 10th Year Conference Agenda Revised to Accommodate HBO Screening

VOTF's 10th Year Conference agenda has been revised to accommodate a special preview screening of the HBO documentary film Mea Culpa: Silence in the House of God. You must be registered for the conference to view this special screening, and seating is quite limited. If you have not yet received an invitation to the screening, send your e-mail address to nickingala@votf.org.

Two to Receive St. Catherine of Siena Distinguished Layperson Award During Voice of the Faithful 10th Year Conference in Boston

NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 10, 2012 – Two Roman Catholic lay people will receive Voice of the Faithful’s® St. Catherine of Siena Distinguished Layperson of the Year Award during VOTF’s 10th Year Conference in Boston next month. This recognition represents only the fourth and fifth times in its 10-year history VOTF has presented the award.

The recipients are authors and educators Joseph F. O’Callaghan, Ph.D., Norwalk, Conn., and Phyllis Zagano, Ph.D., Hempstead, N.Y.

VOTF News Release -- Voice of the Faithful Plans 10th Year Conference in Boston

NEWTON, Mass., June 18, 2012 – The worldwide Catholic Church reform movement Voice of the Faithful, which started in 2002 in outrage and dismay that the Church’s power structure had kept clergy sexual abuse of children secret, is marking its tenth year with a conference in Boston this September. The event is expected to draw supporters from across the United States and Europe.