ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION Question Around the Table: What’s Your Response to the Resignation of Marie Collins from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors? FYI: Marie Collins’s statement on resigning, as posted on Twitter, is here. Mike I was so sad to hear of Marie’s resignation from the Commission. Her voice was powerful, steadfast and… Read More ROUND TABLE: Resignation of Marie Collins
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
Kathy Many people find their love and support through family and friends in their most difficult times in life. At twelve years old, after I was subjected to clergy abuse by a trusted family priest, I did not have that support. Instead, I found myself clinging to my furry family dog for comfort. Trusting anyone… Read More Round Table: How Have Pets Played a Role in Our Lives as Survivors?
Tim I recently went into a church for the first time since I was abused. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, considering the church was in Mexico and well they all spoke Spanish. I did have this very weird feeling walking into a church and not knowing what to expect. I… Read More Round Table: How or Why Have We Remained Catholic?
We are pleased to introduce our Healing Voices Round Table in this Special Edition. We hope to make this forum a regular feature: individuals writing a first-person perspective on a common topic. As Founders of this newsletter, our mission is to raise our collective voice to share stories and experiences, providing healing support and making… Read More Round Table: Spotlight, the Film