Miserere

Have mercy, O God Miserere meu, Deus (by Allegri), sung by the Choir of New College, Oxford Miserere mei, Deus’ English Translation excerpts Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy. According unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies remove my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquities, and cleanse me from my sin. I knowingly… Read More Miserere

Get Ready for April: Start Planning Your Pinwheel for Prevention Event Now

T. Pitt Green, Founder Would you consider holding an event that can give abused kids or teens hope – and a message there’s somewhere to go? I remember, like most child abuse survivors remember, some random thing someone said, or some line from a movie, or some poster we saw or radio comment we heard… Read More Get Ready for April: Start Planning Your Pinwheel for Prevention Event Now

Reclaiming Integrity Lost to Clergy Abuse

Introduction Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder * When Mike suggested I introduce his reflection (below) on the distressing news of seminarians and priests suffering the fate of our shared experience of abuse, I couldn’t understand why. What Mike has to share reflects, already, everything The Healing Voices Magazine stands for. In short, we come together to… Read More Reclaiming Integrity Lost to Clergy Abuse

Safe Environments Beyond Where Church Programs Reach

Teresa Pitt Green, Founder The good news is that the US Catholic Church has rolled out a child protection program across every diocese and in every parish, school or other organization working with children or minors. All adults working with children or teens undergo training – and re-training on a regular basis. Children and teens… Read More Safe Environments Beyond Where Church Programs Reach

Forgiveness: Resources for Reflecting

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder Forgiveness is terribly difficult process. For survivors of abuse by clergy or by others in authority where abusers were enabled and even forgiven, the idea of forgiveness is fraught with associations of complicity. Yet, forgiveness begins with reflection and discernment. Here are some resources to help with discernment – without suggesting… Read More Forgiveness: Resources for Reflecting

How Trauma Affects Our Brain and Behavior

John Rigg, MD, is a professional musician who, in his forties, became a physician. In his work with trauma patients, Dr. Rigg has observed how the brain is constantly reacting to sensory information, generating non-thinking reactions before our intelligent individual human brains are able to process the event and formulate a self-driven response. His 28-minute… Read More How Trauma Affects Our Brain and Behavior