Steve Krueger, the executive director of Voice of the Faithful, resigned abruptly yesterday. No reason was given.
The article is typically laudatory. National powerhouse? I don’t think so. Name one thing they’ve accomplished as a “national powerhouse”. And there’s the continuing fiction of 30,000 members. They’ve been claiming 30,000 since the first month they opened two years ago, and it’s long been established that the number includes anyone who ever signed up for their email list, including opponents and the media and the curious. It isn’t members. There is one bit of truth in it:
The group grew steadily as the abuse scandal deepened, but as media attention on the crisis lessened and the archdiocese settled with alleged victims, members drifted and the organization cast about for new directions.
That’s the mission creep I’ve been talking about. Looking for new places to stick your nose and remain relevant. Groups like this don’t go away when their “mission” is accomplished, they hang around, saying “Look at me. Remember me?”