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?

Healing Voices Recognition: Edmonton

Healing Voices Special Recognition The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton has been awarded Praesidium Accreditation®, an honour that publicly demonstrates that it has worked to achieve the highest standards in abuse prevention. At the direction of Archbishop Richard Smith, the Archdiocese has worked since 2010 with Praesidium, an international leader in abuse risk management, to promote… Read More Healing Voices Recognition: Edmonton

The Way: Healing Retreat for Adults Survivors of Abuse

Teresa Pitt Green, Founder “The Way” is a unique healing retreat for adult survivors of clergy abuse. “The Way” is offered by the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia. It involves three days of guided meditations and prayer crafted around the Stations of the Cross. Participants move with Christ on a path overcoming dread, confusion, deep hurt,… Read More The Way: Healing Retreat for Adults Survivors of 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