Kathleen Wilson Do you ever start noticing words or phrases or quotes keep popping up in your live so often that you begin to think of them as a message? A message that arrives to relate to your life and then moves you to send your own message out? This has been happening quite a… Read More I Thirst
Michael D. Hoffman, Founder I didn’t want to tell them. Even as an adult, I didn’t want to tell them. It took me years of counseling, and a lot of hard work, but I finally told them their little boy was sexually abused by their priest friend at the time. My parents live in the… Read More A Model of Reconciliation: My Parents
By Mark I am a grateful recovering alcoholic. Through God’s grace I am 18 years sober. Christmas is full of “reasons” for me to start drinking. There’s a lot of reasons to feel sorry for myself around then. But that’s stinking thinking and it leads me back to drinking. So I have to fight back.… Read More Sober Holidays
By Miguel Prats The Maria Goretti Network (MGN) is a self-help support network for all victims of abuse. Our model is based on the Twelve Steps but our meetings are very different from AA and NA. MGN understands that survivors need to experience the healing power of Jesus Christ. We claim the victory Christ promises us. At the… Read More The Maria Goretti Network
By T. Pitt Green My story as an adult survivor of child sexual abuse is, like that of any other survivor, a story of trauma, scarring and grieving, of wounds and tenacity. Experts who study us call it resilience. I call it grace. My father moved his young family to a town so we could… Read More Patchwork: The Gift of Helpers
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” Mother Teresa
By Mike Hoffman My name is Mike Hoffman. I am an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse by a priest. I am a practicing Catholic and a devoted husband and father to two beautiful teenaged children. In the pages of this newsletter you will find courageous voices of survivors of clergy abuse. It is our… Read More Who Are We? What Do We Have to Offer?
Our mission is to reconcile our faith the the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual harm done to us. … Read More Our Mission