Clergy-Abuse Survivor Visits the Pontifical Centre for Child Protection

Clergy-abuse survivor, Deborah Kloos, visited the President of the Pontifical Gregorian University, Fr. Hans Zollner, S.J., to talk about her experience and the programs for promoting child-abuse prevention in the Church. A full profile of Deborah’s visit and the many helpers who welcomed her may be found in the recent Crux article Abuse Survivors Praises… Read More Clergy-Abuse Survivor Visits the Pontifical Centre for Child Protection

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)