Wednesday, July 15, 2009

VOTF Closing Down? We should be so lucky!

According to an article in the Washington comPost:

Leaders of Voice of the Faithful sent out a fundraising letter Monday to members saying it is "at the crossroads of financial survival" and needs $60,000 by the end of this month.

Casey said that after meeting in an emergency session on July 9, the board decided it was faced with two choices: either cease operations or make an emergency appeal to members. He said the board is hoping to raise $60,000 by the end of this month to pay operating expenses for July and August.

In August, the group plans to send a new strategic plan to members that it hopes will renew interest in the group and raise additional money for it.

One of the problems with groups such as VOTF, is that it was set up as a one-issue organization. However, as time has passed, the scandal abated and action taken, they have attempted to morph themselves into a group that has advocated a more radical change in the Church - a dissenting organization. I (and others) have written extensively about them. In addition, they have aligned themselves with other dissenting groups, such as CORPUS.

I mean, look at their 2009 Conference speakers: Sr. Joan Chittister and Fr. Thomas Reese. If you are looking for a radical change in the Church, then you have found the right group.

So, if they disappear, it will not be a loss for the Church.

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