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New Connecticut bishop reaches out to Voice of the Faithful

Catholic World News - February 18, 2014

A new Connecticut bishop has reached out to Voice of the Faithful (VOTF), the lay organization formed in 2002 in the wake of the clerical sex abuse scandal.

The organization’s events featured speakers who criticized Catholic teaching, prompting some bishops to ban VOTF meetings from church property.

“One of the first things Bishop [Frank] Caggiano did after arriving here was to reach out to the Voice of the Faithful, and in four months he has had several conversations with the VOTF leadership,” a spokesman for the Diocese of Bridgeport told the Darien Times. “The bishop shares VOTF’s commitment to zero tolerance for children abuse as well as a healing outreach to those who were abused and affected in any way by the crisis.”

Bishop Caggiano’s predecessor, Bishop William Lori (now the archbishop of Baltimore), declined to respond to requests to meet with VOTF leaders, the newspaper reported.

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  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Feb. 18, 2014 7:19 AM ET USA

    We await with bated breath the response of VOF. No one sane disagrees with their criticism of the bishops for their criminal indolence during the decades of the homosexual scandals. But VOF's agenda doesn't stop there, as anyone who has read their literature knows; even this short article makes reference to their heretical opinions. The bishop can reach out to them if he wants, but if I were he, I'd buy a pair of thick leather gloves first. Otherwise he could end up with a severely bitten hand.

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