Who We Are and What We Believe and What We Do

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  • Our Mission Statement
    To provide a prayerful voice, attentive to the Spirit, through which the Faithful can actively participate in the governance and guidance of the Catholic Church

    Our Goals
    To support those who have been abused
    To support priests of integrity
    To support structural change within our Church

    What We Believe

    • We are faithful Catholics in communion with the universal Catholic Church.
    • We love and support our Church and believe what it professes.
    • We accept the teaching authority of our Church, including the traditional role of the bishops and the Pope.
    • We will work with our bishops, clergy, and other members to strengthen unity and human moral integrity in our Church.
    • We believe that sexual abuse by clergy and the response of bishops, protecting abusers and forsaking the abused, have caused great human suffering and damaged the moral authority of our Church.
    • We believe that the laity has the graced dignity, intelligence, responsibility and obligation to cooperate in Church governance in a meaningful way according to the norm of law (cf. Canon 129) to correct the profound flaws that have been revealed in the human institutional life of our church.
    • We believe that the council documents of Vatican II illuminate the pathway for lay involvement in the Church.
    • We urge that the openness and mutual respect advocated by Pope John Paul II in Ut Unum Sint (“That All May Be One”) and the teachings of Vatican II be the model for meaningful dialog among bishops and laity.