Keep the Faith, Change the Church.

2011 National Meeting: Detroit MI

VOTF convened its 2011 national meeting in Detroit prior to the American Catholic Council gathering. Titled "Church Reform: A Do-It-Yourself Job," the meeting focused on "connecting the dots": bringing together reports and presentations on the numerous projects under way.

Agenda

Opening Prayer: an exercise in Centering Prayer

Optional Celibacy Position

Parish Voice Communities

Prophetic Voices

Structural Organization of the Church

Ten Steps Towards Reform

Women's Initiative

Year in Review: 2010


2011 National Meeting Presentations

  • Guidleines for Centering Prayer
  • Priest Work History
  • Adapting to Change
    • The Women's Initiative
    • Parish Voice Communities

Papers from Marquette University's International Dialogue on Clergy Sex Abuse (April 2011)

Lectrure Notes from presentation by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin (Ireland)

Lectrure Notes from presentation by Peter Iseley (SNAP National Board)

"A Work of Mercy" by John Celichowski, OFM (Cap)