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For Immediate Release
VOICE OF THE FAITHFUL PROTESTS EXCOMMUNICATIONS
IN DIOCESE OF LINCOLN NEBRASKA
December 12, 2006 Newton, MA - Voice of the Faithful is deeply disturbed
at the action of both Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln NE and Cardinal
Re, head of the Congregation for Bishops. In our goal to be a “voice” for
faithful Catholics we call for an explanation of the process by which
this decision was made. We are competent, educated people who understand
the long history of this serious action and we see no justification
for denying any person access to the life of the Church simply by virtue
of her or his membership in a select group. Voice of the Faithful condemns
the process by which a class of people was summarily excommunicated
by a single bishop in the US. Instead, VOTF follows the long tradition
of the Church where excommunication should be practiced rarely and
individually with careful discernment.
VOTF is a worldwide movement of concerned mainstream
Catholics formed in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis. The
is 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. Its goals are to support survivors of clergy
sexual abuse, support priests of integrity, and shape structural change
within the Catholic Church in full accordance and harmony with Church
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