Keep the Faith, Change the Church.

Parish priest removed for inappropriate questioning during confession

For once, the child protection system worked.

Child protection procedures mean little if those required to execute them fail to do so. But we are reassured to learn that “the system” can work, as it did recently in a parish in Nebraska.

We offer our support and appreciation to the children and parents at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic School who alerted the principal, Mrs. Sandra Suiter, to improper conduct in the confessional by Rev. Nicholas Mishek, an associate pastor at St. Robert Bellarmine parish in Omaha, Nebraska.

Mark Mullaney -- Sad News

It is with a heavy heart that I share with all of you the passing of our friend, VOTF trustee, and past President Mark Mullaney.

Mark and his wife Kathy were founders of Voice of the Faithful and played critical roles in our early years, and throughout our work. Mark not only served two terms as President and Chairman of the Board, he filled in as a acting executive director and other roles as needed.

In the Vineyard: September 15, 2017

In the Vineyard :: September 15, 2017 :: Volume 17, Issue 16



News from National

Authority for Liturgical Translations Passes
to Local Bishops

Pope Francis has decentralized authority over how the texts used in the Catholic Church’s liturgies are translated from Latin into local languages, moving most responsibility for the matter from the Vatican to national bishops’ conferences.

Authority for Liturgical Translations Passes to Local Bishops

“A comparison of the Italian text of the prior and new versions of the canon makes the change clear. Where the Italian says the Vatican was tasked before with ‘authorizing’ all liturgical translations, it is now asked simply to ‘review”‘ translations made by the bishops’ conferences. (National Catholic Reporter)

Pope Francis has decentralized authority over how the texts used in the Catholic Church’s liturgies are translated from Latin into local languages, moving most responsibility for the matter from the Vatican to national bishops’ conferences.