Voice of the Faithful: a lay organization of faithful Catholics, organized in 2002 as a response to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.
WATCH: an informal coalition of Catholic lay groups across the country focused on increasing transparency and accountability as it pertains to abuse within our Church. For details contact Kevin Bae.
Catholics 4 Change: created in 2011 after the Philadelphia Grand Jury report revealed clergy sex abuse had been covered up by the Philadelphia Archdiocese for decades. It serves as a forum for Catholics who want to share their concerns and questions regarding Church accountability to laity on a variety of issues relating to the protection of children.
YArespond: a civil lawyer, a canon lawyer, a woman working in the departmentof corrections, and a seminarian in the
Twin cities started conversing about the crisis in the Church after the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report news broke out. They found there was a need for good information to help equip and empower Catholics anywhere.
Beyond the Scandal - Next Steps: six parishes in the Cincinnati area grouped to actively protest and seek legal action against an indicted priest in their Diocese.