Lay Catholic group gets infusion of donations

Voice of the Faithful, the lay Catholic group founded during the church’s clergy sex abuse scandal, has raised enough money to keep operating for now. The Massachusetts-based group sent a letter to its members last week, saying its financial situation was so dire that it might be forced to close its Needham headquarters unless it raised $60,000. On Tuesday, the group said its plea raised more than $63,000. The money will be used to pay operating costs for July and August. The group hopes to raise additional money so it can continue to operate long-term.