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VOTF in the News

Voice of the Faithful has been featured in numerous TV and radio stories across the country.  Click on the stories below --

Diocese of Bridgepport to Unite with Upcoming Synod
Darien Times, July 15, 2014

Archbishop Sparks Controversy on Fifth Anniversary in St. Louis
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 11, 2014

New Bridgeport Bishop Reaches Out ghrough Simplicity, Dialogue
National Catholic Reporter, May 27, 2014

Contract Controversy: Billboards Criticize Rule ...
WKRC-TV Cincinnati, May 12, 2014

Lessons in Catholic Judgment
The New York Times, May 10, 2014

Are Clergy Nearer to God than Thee? Voice of the Faithful Takes on Clericalism
Reasonably Catholic, WESU-FM, Apr. 29, 2014

Archbishop Nienstedt's Deposition Draws Mixed Reviews
Star Tribune, Apr. 24, 2014

Catholic Reform Group Finds Promise in Pope Francis
Hartford Courant, Apr. 10, 2014

Voice of the Faithful Upbeat
Religion News Service, Apr. 8, 2014

Mid-Michigan Voice of the Faithful Turns 10
Midland Daily News, Mar. 16, 2014

How to Really Measure the 'Francis Effect'
CNN, Mar. 9, 2014

The Promise of Pope Francis
Boston Globe Magazine, Feb. 23, 2014

Bishop Acts to Open Door
Connecticut Post, Feb. 12, 2014

Bishop Seeks to Build Bridge to 'Faithful', Feb. 11, 2014

UN Panel Assails Vatican on Priest Abuse
The Boston Globe, Feb. 6, 2014

UN Blasts Vatican on Sex Abuse
The Boston Globe, Feb. 5, 3014

Lay Groups Seek to Offer Input Into Bishop Selection
National Catholic Reporter, Jan. 28, 2014

Monsignor William Lynn Leaves State Prison, Some Parishioners Outraged At Archdiocese
CBS News Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 2014

Lynn Ruling Elates Supporters, Deflates Victim Advocates
Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 28, 2013

Archbishop Accused of Abuse Takes Leave of Absence
CNN, Dec. 17, 2013

Essay on Staying with the Church Carried Journalist, Teacher into the Spotlight
National Catholic Reporter, Nov. 26, 2013

SNAP/VOTF Take Issue with Selection of New Archbishop
Hartford Courant, Oct. 29, 2013

How Pope Francis Can Save the Church
New Jersey Star-Ledger, Oct. 17, 2013

Is the New Pope Changing the Catholic Church
"Greater Boston," WGBH-TV, Sept. 24, 2013

New Bridgeport Bishop Offers to Meet with Voice of the Faithful
The Hartford Courant, Sept. 22, 2013

Austrian Priest Calls for Hierarchy Change
Wicked Local Dedham, July 26, 2103

Rebel Priest from Austria Speaks to Eyewitness News
CBS-TV News Philly, July 15, 2013

Austrian Reform-Minded Priest to Embark on U.S. Tour
National Catholic Reporter, July 1, 2013

New Jersey Catholics Have Anger, Disgust for Abuser Priest in Ministry
National Catholic Reporter, May 1, 2013

Pope Seeks Decisive Action Against Sex Abuse
The Boston Globe, Apr. 6, 3013

Burt Cohen Show (VOTF interview is second half-hour of the show)
Syndicated Radio Show, Mar. 19, 2013

Voice of the Faithful Representative Discusses Pope Selection
WGN-TV, Mar. 14, 2013

New Pope Must Deal with Divided Church in United States
Reuters, Mar. 13, 2013

In New York, Hope Pope Francis Is 'Modern'
Associated Press Video, Mar. 13, 2013

New Pope 'A Fresh Start,' But Old Problems Are Waiting
National Public Radio, Mar. 13, 2013

Pope Francis
Greater Boston, WGBH Radio, Mar. 13, 2013

Voice of the Faithful Reacts to election of New Pope
WINK-TV, Mar. 13, 2013

"Jesus did not don gold cloaks": the Future of the Papacy, Mar. 12, 2013

Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Say O'Malley Should Be Next Pope
WCVB-TV, Feb. 28, 2013

Past Popes and a Modern Precedent
WGBH-FM, Feb. 27, 2013

May a New Pope Throw Open Wide the Windows of the Catholic Church
TCPalm, Feb. 22, 2013

Pope O'Malley?
WGBH-TV, Feb. 21, 2013

Cardinal Sean O'Malley on Short List of Pope Candidates?
WBZ-TV, Feb. 19, 2013

Irish Book Offers Guidance to Los Angeles
National Catholic Reporter, Feb. 13, 2013

Gary Wills: "Why Priests? A Failed Tradition?"
Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio, Feb. 13, 2013

What Kind of Pope Do Roman Catholics Need?
Aljazeera, Feb. 13, 2013

North Shore 'Stunned' by Pope's Resignation
Salem Evening News, Feb. 12, 2013

A Sudden Fall for Cardinal Mahony's Former Right-Hand Man
MyrtleBeachOnline, Feb. 2, 2013

Mahony Defends Actions in Abuse Cases
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 1, 2013

Bishop Should Resign
Santa Barbara Independent, Jan. 31, 2013

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Fight to Reform Statute of Limitations on Sexual Abuse, Jan. 29, 2013

Signs of Trouble before Meth Priest's Bust
VOTF in the Diocese of Bridgeport wonders why Church was not aware of priest's problem
Connecticut Post, Jan. 21, 2013

New Jersey Parishioners Protest Priests' Ouster
National Catholic Reporter, Jan. 16, 2013

What Women Theologians Have Done for the Church
U.S. Catholic Online Edition of January 2013 Issue
Svea Fraser of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Wellesely, Massachusetts, who is quoted in the article, is a founding member of Voice of the Faithful

Boston Cardinal Approves Archdiocese Reshuffle
The Boston Globe, Nov. 15, 2012

Advance Bishop
U.S. Catholic, Oct. 31, 2012

The Future of the Catholic Church
Radio interview with VOTF members on Church future and bishop selection initiative, Outside the Loop RADIO, Oct. 4, 2012

Laity Can Help Determine Cardinal's Successor
Op-Ed by VOTF Chicagoland's Paul Culhane in Chicago Daily Herald, Sept. 27, 2012

Voice of the Faithful Seeks to Expand Its Challenges to Sex Abuse, Church Structures
National Catholc Reporter, Sept. 18, 2012

Voice of the Faithful Marks 10th Year with New Calls for Church Reform
National Catholic Reporter, Sept. 15, 2012

Voice of the Faithful Honors Hofstra Professor
Newsday, Sept. 25, 2012

Catholic Laity Seek Voice in Choice of Bishop
dotCommonweal, Sept. 17, 2012

Chicago Catholics Asked to Speak Up on Next Archbishop
National Catholic Reporter, Sept. 17, 2012

Catholic Group Focuses on Success to Cardinal Francis George
Chicago Tribune, Sept. 16, 2012

Justice Vigils for LCWR Unite Church Reform Movement
Jamie Mason, National Catholic Reporter, June 11, 2012

Is a Catholic Spring in the Air
VOTF Trustee Ed Wilson interviewed on Burt Cohen Show, Progressive Radio Network, May 29, 2012

Guest Column: Chaput's Top Priority Is to Protect Children
Sister Maureen Turlish in Delaware County, Penn., Daily News, May 26, 2012

In Plain Sight -- Catholic Bishop Accountability
YouTube, Posted Apr. 30, 2012: Edited from a presentation by Terry McKiernan of to an audience of Louisville, Kentucky, VOTF and SNAP members about why the abuse crisis in the Catholic Church is as bad today, if not worse, than in years past.

Naples' Voice of the Faithful Marks 10 Years of Questioning Catholic Hierarchy
Naples Daily News, May 19, 2012

New York City Vigil: About 75 March in Support of Sisters
National Catholic Reporter, May 16, 2012

Reform Advocate Says Catholic Church 'Eroding,' Calls for Changes
Naples, Florida, News, Mar. 15, 2012

Guest Column -- Archdiocese Hit for Secret Balance Sheet
Delaware County Pennsylvania Daily Times, Feb. 1, 2012

Disgraced ex-Boston Archbishop Cardinal Law Leaves Rome Job
WBZ-TV, Boston, Nov. 21, 2011

Disgraced ex-Boston Archbishop Resigns Post
WCVB-TV, Boston, Nov. 21, 2011

Former Boston Archbishop Cardinal Bernard Law Resigns Basilica Post
WGBH-TV, Boston, "Greater Boston," Nov. 21, 2011

Cardinal Law's Birthday Party Reopening Old Wounds
WCVB-TV, Boston, Nov. 4, 2011

Victims Condemn Pilot for Honoring Law
The Boston Globe, Nov. 5, 2011

KC Diocese Criticized over Bishop Finn Case by VOTF Member
NBCACTIONNEWS.COM, Kansas City, Oct. 19, 2011

Vatican II Themes: The Church as Communion
National Catholic Reporter, August 8, 2011

As it pays for the past, diocese (Wilmington, Del.) tries to move on
The News Journal, August 7, 2011

VOTF Ireland's Bryan Maguire responds to Cloyne Report
"This Week," RTE, Ireland Public Radio Network (about 30 minutes into the program)

Bishops need to hold each other accountable, reform group says
Natonal Catholic Reporter, June 30, 2011

Advocacy Groups Dispute Study of Priest Sex Abuse
USA TODAY, May 19, 2011

The Vatican Comes Up Short
New York Times Editorial, May 18, 2011

VOTF President Dan Bartley Speaks to Philly Media, April 15, 2011

To underscore the recommendations VOTF sent to USCCB's National Review Board earlier in April, President Dan Bartley told the media April 15 that changes in the self-reported audits of the bishops are essential. Here is some of that coverage:

Woman's firing from Catholic parish to be topic of documenary
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - May 12, 2011

VOTF Philadelphia Honors Sister Maureen Turlish for Work on Behalf of Sexual Abuse Victims
Montgomery News - March 18, 2011

Local Catholic Group Reacts to Suspension of 21 Philadelphia Archdiocese Priests
CBS Philadelphia - March 8, 2011

Boston Area VOTF speak about "Catholics Come Home"
WGBH - July 22, 2010

Ed Wilson-Voice of the Faithful Trustees – NPR On Point – April 5, 2010

Boston Good Friday Vigil
WBZ – Boston – April 2, 2010

New York Good Friday Vigil
AFP – NYC – April 2, 2010

Washington, DC Good Friday Vigil
Fox Washington – April 2, 2010

Voice of the Faithful President Dan Bartley
CNN Newsroom
Friday March 26, 2010