Vatican Reporter to Speak at VOTF

The Reading [Winchester MA]
October 7, 2004

On Sunday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., the Winchester Area Voice of the Faithful welcomes John L. Allen, Jr. to its weekly meeting at St. Eulalia's Church, 50 Ridge St., Winchester. Allen is the Vatican Correspondent for National Catholic Reporter and an analyst for CNN and National Public Reporter. His most recent book is "All the Pope's Men: The Inside Story of the How the Vatican Really Works" (Random House 2004).

Allen's topic will be, "The Sexual Abuse Crisis and the Role of the Laity: The View from the Vatican." Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

The Winchester Area Voice of the Faithful is a Catholic organization that has been meeting weekly on Monday evenings (holidays excluded) since May 13, 2002. Its goals are to support survivors of clergy abuse, to support priests of integrity, and to support structural change within the Catholic Church. Members of the Winchester Area VOTF come from Winchester, Arlington, Lexington, Medford, Stoneham, Woburn, Burlington, and other surrounding towns and cities.

For further information, please contact Bob Morris at 781-721-1399, or by e-mail at The group's Web site is


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