A Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator’s Role in Shrinking the Monster

By Norbert Krapf [1] In 2007, I composed a letter to the Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger of the Diocese of Evansville, Illinois, where I had been abused as a young boy by our parish priest 50 years earlier. I had just begun to talk openly about what happened to me and had begun to turn to… Read More A Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator’s Role in Shrinking the Monster

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

Round Table: Fondest Childhood Memories at Christmas

What are the fondest memories you have as a child during Christmas?  Kathy As I child, I try to reflect on my fondest memories of the Christmas Season. I think back of the beautiful manger that sat underneath our Christmas tree and how Mary, Joseph and the shepherds surrounded baby Jesus with love. I often… Read More Round Table: Fondest Childhood Memories at Christmas