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The Beginning

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385847
eISBN:
9780199873371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the emergence and development of VOTF from a small gathering of Catholics at St. John the Evangelist parish in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. It describes how the movement came ... More


Banned

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385847
eISBN:
9780199873371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter identifies the VOTF movement as a specific type of social movement, one operating within an institution. It provides a definition for IISMs and describes the distinguishing ... More


Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church

Tricia C. Bruce

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385847
eISBN:
9780199873371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In January 2002, investigative reporting at the Boston Globe set off a wave of revelations regarding child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and the transferring of abusive priests from parish to ... More


Collective Memories

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385847
eISBN:
9780199873371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the demographic composition of VOTF, notably shaped by a lived experience of the Second Vatican Council. Memories of Vatican II and the social change of the 1960s, here related ... More


On Being Catholic

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385847
eISBN:
9780199873371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Being Catholic was the most salient characteristic forming the collective identity of VOTF participants. This chapter explores how the movement embraced and challenged a definition of “Catholic” and ... More


A Bounded Repertoire

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385847
eISBN:
9780199873371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter extends the discussion of how Catholicism operated as a cultural code and cultural toolkit influencing VOTF’s decision making. Here the focus is on tactics and the how a shared culture ... More


Social Movements, Institutions, and Religion

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385847
eISBN:
9780199873371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Learning from the case of VOTF, this chapter summarizes the impact of the institutional environment on a movement acting from within an institution. It describes IISMs as bounded movements, ... More


The Salience of Culture

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385847
eISBN:
9780199873371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how Catholicism operated in VOTF as a cultural code for participants, a meaning system through which they selected and interpreted movement discourse, form, and tactics. As an ... More


Introduction

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385847
eISBN:
9780199873371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the VOTF movement as a reaction to revelations of child sexual abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church. It contextualizes the movement’s emergence with an overview of the scope and ... More


Supporting Survivors

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385847
eISBN:
9780199873371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

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 ... More


Conclusion

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385847
eISBN:
9780199873371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the second major gathering of VOTF, where the movement asserts its place as a voice for Catholic laity in the absence of existing structures for participation in church ... More


Moving Beyond Abuse

Tricia Colleen Bruce

in Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385847
eISBN:
9780199873371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter and the previous one trace the impact of institutional positioning and collective identity negotiations on VOTF affiliates’ attempts to address movement goals. This chapter focuses ... More


The Scandal: Rebuilding a Boat at Sea

Patricia Ewick and Marc W. Steinberg

in Beyond Betrayal: The Priest Sex Abuse Crisis, the Voice of the Faithful, and the Process of Collective Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226644127
eISBN:
9780226644431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226644431.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter begins with an account of the events precipitating the sexual abuse crisis and the early mobilization of the Voice of the Faithful, focusing on the initial hopes and expectations of its ... More


Beyond Betrayal: The Priest Sex Abuse Crisis, the Voice of the Faithful, and the Process of Collective Identity

Patricia Ewick and Marc W. Steinberg

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226644127
eISBN:
9780226644431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226644431.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

On January 6, 2002 the Boston Globe published a reports on the Catholic Church cover up of sexual abuse by priests. The banner headline told a tragic story that would, in its basic plot, be repeated ... More


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