Teresa Hartnett I’ve been writing a series of articles for Orthodoxy in Dialogue, which is a leading blog for the Orthodox Church published and edited by doctoral students of theology at the University of Toronto. In my first article, Many Wounds, One Savior: Fullness of Life After Clergy Abuse, finally I’ve been able to capture… Read More Many Wounds, One Savior: Fullness of Life After Clergy Abuse
Miguel Prats As a survivor of abuse by a priest, the passing of Cardinal Bernard Law brought back old feelings of anger and betrayal. It’s always been hard for me to live knowing that he knew Fr. John Geoghan was a serial child rapist and knew of others, too. I found it unfathomable to read,… Read More When Cardinal Bernard Law Passed Away
The Epiphany is a source of grace and understanding for Christians, particularly Catholics who are unsure about those of us abused by clergy. Here are three reasons why. Perhaps you’ll be inspired by this brief read to rethink how you relate to survivors of abuse who are … Read More Fellow Travelers
Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue Adrian Molina, HUFFINGTON POST, June 23, 2017 Whether your depression is situational or chronic, or part of a larger diagnosis, there are proven, simple ways to fight against the symptoms–and even the biochemical imbalance itself. December is the perfect month to choose one idea and give it a try. For a… Read More 11 Healthful Habits for Fighting Depression
Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue Seasonal Affective Disorder: Diagnosing and Treating a Seasonal Blueness HELPGUIDE.ORG Layered on top of many of our struggles with chronic psychological and physical illness, the holidays fall at a dark time of year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. The shorter days and colder weather of winter… Read More Feeling SAD?
Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue Denise Mann, WEBMD ‘Tis the season to be jolly? Not necessarily. For many people the holiday season, which kicks off with Thanksgiving and spans through New Year’s, is anything but blissful. In fact, this time of year may trigger a bout of the blues or perhaps ignite… (more here).
Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue Ray Williams PSYCHOLOGY TODAY, November 10, 2010 We are told that Christmas, for Christians, should be the happiest time of year, an opportunity to be joyful and grateful with family, friends and colleagues. Yet, according to the National Institute of Health. Christmas is the time of year that people experience… Read More Why People Get Depressed at Christmas
PRAYER SERVICE FOR SURVIVORS OF ABUSE AND THOSE WHOM THEY LOVE On the Feast of the Archangels, September 29th, the Founders of The Healing Voices Magazine hosted our first online Prayer Service, with the help of fellow Catholic survivors from all corners of North America. Our attendees called in from a similarly wide scope. At… Read More Healing Online Prayer Service
By Michael D. Hoffman I participated in a first-of-its-kind prayer service for abuse victims and for those they love, led by childhood sexual abuse victims/survivors from across the country. It was a truly transformative experience for me, and I hope it was for the others who participated in the prayer service as well. With the… Read More Our Healing Prayer Service: A Follow-Up Reaction