What Is the Church Doing about Sexual Abuse?

Mary Jane Doerr Director, Office of Protection for Children and Youth Archdiocese of Chicago After a brutal wake-up call in 2002, the bishops of the United States formalized the response to allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy. With the approval of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People,… Read More What Is the Church Doing about Sexual Abuse?

Mutual Healing in Dialogue

Teresa Pitt Green, Founder My experience of the partnership between Church and survivors has been forged in the diocese of Arlington, Virginia, where annually there are multiple Healing Masses, survivor prayer services, discussion groups and other opportunities like spiritual guidance. Most importantly, there are priests, sisters, deacons and a bishop who have been caring to… Read More Mutual Healing in Dialogue

Book Review: Shrinking the Monster

Lamp, Lifeboat, Ladder By Teresa, Founder BOOK REVIEW Shrinking the Monster: Healing the Wounds of Our Abuse By Norbert Krapf Chicago, Illinois: ACTA Publications, In Extenso Press imprint, 2016 Shrinking the Monster: Healing the Wounds of Our Abuse is, by author Norbert Krapf’s description, a prose memoir about writing Catholic Boy Blues, which is a… Read More Book Review: Shrinking the Monster

Abuse, Therapy and Spirituality: Reconciling the Three

By Quinn R. Conners, O.Carm., Ph.D. The mission statement of Healing Voices is powerful:  “…to reconcile our faith with the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual harm done to us.”  Such a vision is a challenge, and engaging in that process is a lifelong task.  One facet of that task is dealing with the impact that… Read More Abuse, Therapy and Spirituality: Reconciling the Three