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

Book Review: Shrinking the Monster

Lamp, Lifeboat, Ladder By Teresa, Founder BOOK REVIEW Shrinking the Monster: Healing the Wounds of Our Abuse By Norbert Krapf Chicago, Illinois: ACTA Publications, In Extenso Press imprint, 2016 Shrinking the Monster: Healing the Wounds of Our Abuse is, by author Norbert Krapf’s description, a prose memoir about writing Catholic Boy Blues, which is a… Read More Book Review: Shrinking the Monster

Thomas P. Tharayil: Our Valued Friend in Christ

By Mike Hoffman, on behalf of the Founders of Healing Voices Newsletter In each diocese of the United States Catholic Church a Victim Assistance Coordinator is a resource to survivors of clergy abuse and to their families, aiding healing from the pain. This position was mandated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in… Read More Thomas P. Tharayil: Our Valued Friend in Christ