Requiescat in Pace: Barbara Blaine

Requiescat in Pace: Barbara Blaine By Michael D. Hoffman and Teresa Hartnett We didn’t personally know Barbara Blaine. Her sudden passing occurred at the time this issue was being produced, so we have hastened to add this acknowledgement of Barbara Blaine’s powerful voice among survivors of clergy abuse. For 30+ years, Ms. Blaine advocated for… Read More Requiescat in Pace: Barbara Blaine

A Tribute to Father Patrick Cecil (June 21, 1952 – November 14, 2016)

By Michael D. Hoffman Father Pat was the pastor of my parish, St. Mary of the Woods in the Archdiocese of Chicago. He supported every possible effort to heal from the wounds of childhood sexual abuse by clergy for myself, as a parishioner and an individual survivor of clergy abuse, and for our Church as… Read More A Tribute to Father Patrick Cecil (June 21, 1952 – November 14, 2016)

It’s Critical: Trauma-Informed Care

In your efforts to continuously improve care being offered to survivors and family members–and anyone suffering from post-traumatic stress–please take a look at how trauma-informed care options are. If you need resources, there are many, but here are a few. Fr. Ken Schmidt has written a wonderful description for The Healing Voices Magazine about trauma-informed… Read More It’s Critical: Trauma-Informed Care