ROUND TABLE: BISHOPS MASS OF PRAYER AND PENANCE

On June 14, 2017, the United States Conference for Catholic Bishops opened its Plenary Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana, with a Mass of Prayer and Penance related to praying, also, for Healing of Survivors of Clergy Abuse. The homily was preached by Archbishop Wilton Gregory of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. What are your reflections on the… Read More ROUND TABLE: BISHOPS MASS OF PRAYER AND PENANCE

ROUND TABLE: Resignation of Marie Collins

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION Question Around the Table: What’s Your Response to the Resignation of Marie Collins from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors? FYI: Marie Collins’s statement on resigning, as posted on Twitter, is here. Mike I was so sad to hear of Marie’s resignation from the Commission. Her voice was powerful, steadfast and… Read More ROUND TABLE: Resignation of Marie Collins

Special Edition for Victim Assistance and Survivor Ministry

The Healing Voices Magazine V2 N1 February 2017 Special Edition: Victim Assistance Coordinators   This Special Issue of The Healing Voices Magazine has been produced for (although not solicited by) the 2017 Child and Youth Protection Catholic Leadership Conference. In this Special Issue, we have focused on the experiences that survivors of abuse by clergy… Read More Special Edition for Victim Assistance and Survivor Ministry

Observations, Reflections, Gratitude for Victim Assistance Coordinators

By Sooz Jeson When I look back experiences I have had with Victim Assistance Coordinators and those others have had, what takes precedence over all the other assets of a “ideal” VAC are two things: (1) listen with an open ear, and (2) do not assume or be concerned about money, because money is not… Read More Observations, Reflections, Gratitude for Victim Assistance Coordinators

Round Table: Fondest Childhood Memories at Christmas

What are the fondest memories you have as a child during Christmas?  Kathy As I child, I try to reflect on my fondest memories of the Christmas Season. I think back of the beautiful manger that sat underneath our Christmas tree and how Mary, Joseph and the shepherds surrounded baby Jesus with love. I often… Read More Round Table: Fondest Childhood Memories at Christmas