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Faithful RevolutionHow Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church$
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Tricia C. Bruce

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195385847

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.001.0001

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Supporting Survivors

Supporting Survivors

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(p.41) 3 Supporting Survivors
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Faithful Revolution
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Tricia Colleen Bruce (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.003.0003

This chapter details how Catholics from various regions of the country started VOTF affiliates to address the crisis of child sexual abuse by clergy. It describes the efforts of affiliates to support survivors of abuse while also having to negotiate their identity as Catholics seeking change from within the institution of the church. Movement participants learn of indivisible boundaries surrounding appropriate Catholic behavior for managing church finances, interacting with local bishops, and partnering with other groups supporting victims of clergy abuse. VOTF negotiated ways to balance their desired internal positioning with their reform agenda in order to effect change from within.

Keywords:   Voice of the Faithful, sexual abuse, survivors of abuse, Catholic Church, Catholic identity

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