Layoffs at Voice of the Faithful

Layoffs at Voice of the Faithful

As part of its inevitable slide into irrelevancy, Voice of the Faithful announced over the weekend that the national office staff “has been reorganized in light of financial and program changes.” In other words, they’re not raising enough money. Two office workers are leaving, apparently receptionists. This isn’t a major change (although they saw fit to make an announcement), but I think it’s an indicator.

I’ve long predicted that VOTF would fade away and end up as just another squeaky heterodox wheel. The reality is that the market is already full of dissenting groups and their primary demographic is white-haired liberals. That’s a declining base being increasingly spread thin.

It’s a far cry from their heyday when they claimed to be the new face of the Church and they entertained visions of re-structuring the Church as a democracy with power devolved to the laity, led by the VOTF leadership, of course. Keep dreaming.

How long before the next incarnation of this beast rises up?

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