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

Maria Goretti Network: A Ministry to Survivors

By Deborah Rodriguez, MD In telling my story, I draw upon the Scriptures–especially the Gospels–for meaning, context and strength. The story of Mary Magdalene at the tomb (John 20:11-18) is one that has helped me tell my story. Mary Magdalene had been healed by Jesus (Luke 8:2) and, after experiencing her healing, never left Christ’s side, even walking… Read More Maria Goretti Network: A Ministry to Survivors

Distorted Painting – Desecrated Life – Eucharistic Presence

By Sooz Jeson, Founder I grew up in the 50s when Norman Rockwell’s image of the American family was the ideal portrait of the American family. But it really wasn’t for many Irish Catholic families behind the four walls of make-believe. The dysfunction ran deep and continued for decades. The rebellious 60s mirrored our pain… Read More Distorted Painting – Desecrated Life – Eucharistic Presence