Kathy O’Connell, Founder * I often long for a place of serenity, solitude, a sacred place of quietness to reflect on the happy memories and good times, the painful things in life, and the new ways today I can learn to heal from the past. When I was a small child, that place was the… Read More Sacred Places: Churches, Nature and Hints of Heaven
In an Aletia post of this same title, Fr. Michael Rennier discusses the particularly intense loneliness in the life of Dorothy Day – and ways she dealt with it. Excerpt: Known for her social activism on behalf of the poor and her commitment to peace and nonviolence, Dorothy Day inspired countless people by her life and… Read More Four Ways Dorothy Day Overcame Loneliness – And You Can Too
Amy Cordon Director, Office of Child and Youth Protection and Victim Assistance Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana The Bible contains timeless patterns and themes that speak to the human spirit like grace, faith, atonement, promises and healing. My favorite recurring scriptural theme is how Jesus often utilizes a particular sequence. In some ways, He’s predictable.… Read More Reach for Healing This Easter
Kathy O’Connell, Co-Founder I often place myself in Jesus’ position as he was betrayed by a loved one, carried His Cross, even fell three times on his journey leading him to a crucial death. It saddens me over and over to know our Jesus endured such pain and endured it all for us. I imagine… Read More Easter Question: How Would We Respond?
Our Third Year, Our Third Child Abuse Prevention Special Edition Mike Hoffman, Co-Founder We all play a role in preventing child abuse in our Church and in society as a whole. In this third annual Healing Voices Child Abuse Prevention Edition, adult survivors of childhood abuse express themselves in a heartfelt way and powerful way.… Read More Child Abuse Prevention – Special 2018 Edition
The Founders of The Healing Voices Magazine are adjusting our format to provide much shorter and more frequent emails to you. Now, rather than a magazine-sized issue once every five to eight weeks, every Tuesday we will send a newsletter with articles as they are posted. Once a week you will get to cast a… Read More The Healing Voices in Smaller Bites
By Sooz, Founder At Christmas, the vision of Norman Rockwell’s holiday magazine cover was and indeed is everyone’s dream, however it truly wasn’t and still isn’t everyone’s reality. I was not mine. My reality during Christmas as I was growing up was a family pretending to be the Rockwell version on Christmas. Maybe we fooled some… Read More Jesus Saved My Christmas
For survivors of clergy abuse, there is a healing garden on the grounds of Holy Family parish in Chicago which was created as a joint effort among survivors of clergy abuse, survivor and youth ministries, and clergy. Here is a place of refuge, prayer, reflection and solitude for passersby and for anyone healing from trauma.… Read More Healing Garden in Chicago
By Rev. Larry Dowling Over these many years, I have had the privilege of walking with victims of child and youth sexual abuse. Some of those abusers were brother priests. I have also had the privilege of working with some incredible practitioners of healing for victims. A few years ago, I was asked to give… Read More The Call and Privilege of Ministry to and with Survivors
Survivor Wisdom Practice Radical Love: Do something kind for yourself today. Go ahead. Just do it. See how it makes tomorrow even better.