“Few things would better serve the needs of the church than an enthusiastic, self-confident, engaged Catholic lay movement to keep the faith and change the church,” David J. O’Brien, former Voice of the Faithful trustee and University Professor of Faith and Culture at the University of Dayton.
This quote is from O’Brien’s Change the Church? and appears in America magazine. His article is adapted from a talk he delivered in July 2002, at the founding conference of Voice of the Faithful. His points about the need for church reform are as valid today as they were then.