The Unique Gifts Survivors Offer to Fellow Catholics

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder * Survivors of abuse by clergy reflect the face of Christ as Victor over all evil, even evil rooted however transitorily in sacred space and dressed like a priest. Our stories are about resilience sustained by a Savior searching tirelessly for each of us in every destitute and wounded state—even where… Read More The Unique Gifts Survivors Offer to Fellow Catholics

Forgiveness: Resources for Reflecting

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder Forgiveness is terribly difficult process. For survivors of abuse by clergy or by others in authority where abusers were enabled and even forgiven, the idea of forgiveness is fraught with associations of complicity. Yet, forgiveness begins with reflection and discernment. Here are some resources to help with discernment – without suggesting… Read More Forgiveness: Resources for Reflecting

How Trauma Affects Our Brain and Behavior

John Rigg, MD, is a professional musician who, in his forties, became a physician. In his work with trauma patients, Dr. Rigg has observed how the brain is constantly reacting to sensory information, generating non-thinking reactions before our intelligent individual human brains are able to process the event and formulate a self-driven response. His 28-minute… Read More How Trauma Affects Our Brain and Behavior