It is the mission of the Twin Cities Chapter of the Voice Of The Faithful to provide a prayerful voice through which the Faithful can

  1. Support victims of abuse by clergy and religious within the Catholic Church and their families by working toward their healing, honoring their rights and working for due process for the accused;
  2. Support and recognize priests, religious and people who have spoken truth to the darkness of abuse in the Church;
  3. Support and promote policies and programs within the Church to protect our children and vulnerable adults.

November 2013 Listening Session

Twin Cities Voice of the Faithful Listening Session, Thursday, November 21, 2013, Pax Christi Catholic Community, 7-8:30pm

Opening Remarks (Shari Steffen):

We are all at different places on our journey through life and through this history of abuse so present to us recently here in the Twin Cities. Where ever you are on that journey, we welcome you and we hope the meeting is helpful to all of us since in many ways we are all affected by clergy abuse. Some of us are direct victims of abuse by a member of the clergy or vowed religious or other church employee, some of us are family members or friends of victims, some of us are worshipers in parishes where abusers may have been assigned and all of us are witnesses to the stories of abuse that have been made public over the past 11 years, and particularly over the past few months in this archdiocese.

Vatican announces new papal advisory commission on sex abuse

Pope Francis has ordered the creation of a new commission in the church's central bureaucracy tasked with advising the pontiff on safeguarding children from sex abuse and working pastorally with abuse victims, the Vatican said Thursday.

Give Voice to your Thoughts About The Present Crisis of Clergy Abuse in Our Archdiocese

  November 21, 7:00 - 8:30 P.M.
Pax Christi Catholic Community - Room 212  
12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 

Twin Cities Voice of the Faithful is sponsoring a meeting for Catholics and others who wish to come together to discuss the events of the past weeks in the Archdiocese of St. Paul, Minneapolis.  The meeting will be facilitated by Fr. Tim Power, Suzanne Severson and Shari Steffen.  We will explore the most recent news, listen to your questions, concerns, fears and suggested action steps, and pass them on to the appropriate officials.  No registration necessary.

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