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those loyal Catholic centrists at VOTF

By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 10, 2010

 Q. Does Voice of the Faithful have a hidden or open "agenda"?

The organization’s own web site asks that question and answers it:

A. Voice of the Faithful does not have a hidden "liberal" or "conservative" agenda for Church reform.

That’s nice to know. And here we thought VOTF was run by dissident Catholics.

Q. Is Voice of the Faithful schismatic or heretical?

A. No. Voice of the Faithful is firmly committed to bringing about meaningful reform from within the Catholic Church. We have no intention of, or desire to, found a new church.

We are also in no way heretical. We have no interest in challenging Church dogma.

All very reassuring. Now let’s take a look at the latest VOTF newsletter, and see what meetings are listed on the calendar. Here’s a good one:

Celebrate the Women's Ordination Conference's 35th Anniversary

Making It Happen in Our Lifetime
Featuring the Chicago Premiere of the Film
Pink Smoke Over the Vatican
a documentary about the women's ordination movement
Saturday, September 18, 2010
6 p.m. Film
7:30 p.m. Dinner Buffet and Silent/Live Auction
Tickets - $60
Irish American Heritage Center
4626 North Knox Avenue, Chicago
Free parking           
Cash bar

Now if you can just tell me how you advocate the ordination of women without challenging Church dogma, and introduce me to a few “conservative” members of the Women’s Ordination Conference, all my questions will be answered.

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  • Posted by: wolfdavef3415 - Sep. 11, 2010 12:21 AM ET USA

    You know Gil, I am ordinarily annoyed by grammar police, but in some cases the lack of editing skills shows the priority a particular piece was given.

  • Posted by: Salome - Sep. 10, 2010 6:59 PM ET USA

    They're right. They don't have a hidden agenda. It's plain for all to see.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Sep. 10, 2010 5:12 PM ET USA

    If they are as loyal to the Church as they are to the English language, they're on solid ground. "We have no intention of, or desire to, found a new church." Maybe they have an intention of found a new language.

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