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

Clergy-Abuse Survivor Encourages Church Efforts in Child Protection and Healing

In April 2018, Deborah Kloos, a clergy-abuse survivor who works with The Healing Voices Magazine, visited, finally, with Fr. Hans Zollner, S.J., with whom she “has maintained close correspondence’ along with other members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. The Catholic News Service has published an excellent profile of Deborah’s singular leadership… Read More Clergy-Abuse Survivor Encourages Church Efforts in Child Protection and Healing

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

Child Abuse Prevention Month – The Chicago Community Comes Together

Mike Hoffman, Founder  * I wish to express gratitude for a variety of successful events this April 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, which helped raise awareness of child abuse prevention efforts and  which will impact our community and ultimately serve to protect children from harm. Abuse of children can occur in a culture of silence, but,… Read More Child Abuse Prevention Month – The Chicago Community Comes Together

Peacemaking Circles and the Ministry of Reconciliation

By Rev. David Kelly, C.PP.S., Executive Director, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation As Christians, we are called to be ambassadors for Christ and share in his mission of reconciliation. It is our gratitude for the reconciling power of the blood of Christ which impels those of us who seek to live as ambassadors of reconciliation.  We… Read More Peacemaking Circles and the Ministry of Reconciliation

Clergy-Abuse Survivors Who Remain Catholic

The Catholic Sentinel of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon recently published an in-depth article about how Catholic survivors of clergy abuse return to the Church. We recommend sharing it with other Catholics whom you know, and with others in your diocese to encourage publishing profiles like this one to raise awareness among the Catholic… Read More Clergy-Abuse Survivors Who Remain Catholic