A Tribute to Father Patrick Cecil (June 21, 1952 – November 14, 2016)

By Michael D. Hoffman Father Pat was the pastor of my parish, St. Mary of the Woods in the Archdiocese of Chicago. He supported every possible effort to heal from the wounds of childhood sexual abuse by clergy for myself, as a parishioner and an individual survivor of clergy abuse, and for our Church as… Read More A Tribute to Father Patrick Cecil (June 21, 1952 – November 14, 2016)

Rosary Beads

Teresa Pitt Green, Founder I carried rosary beads for years after I stopped praying them. I carried rosary beads  even after I made it clear to God we were no longer on speaking terms. Here’s my simple case for why you should too. In therapy, we all face how portions of our young lives were buried… Read More Rosary Beads

You Have Set Us Free:  Scriptural Reflections for Trauma Survivors

Fr. Kenneth W. Schmidt, MA, LPC, NCC St. Catherine of Siena, Portage, Michigan $9.95 paperback, 74 pages, Liturgical Press (November 2, 2016) The goal of You Have Set Us Free is to integrate both spirituality and psychology when dealing with trauma. These two realms of a human’s personhood are profound and have a major influence… Read More You Have Set Us Free:  Scriptural Reflections for Trauma Survivors

The Way: Healing Retreat for Adults Survivors of Abuse

Teresa Pitt Green, Founder “The Way” is a unique healing retreat for adult survivors of clergy abuse. “The Way” is offered by the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia. It involves three days of guided meditations and prayer crafted around the Stations of the Cross. Participants move with Christ on a path overcoming dread, confusion, deep hurt,… Read More The Way: Healing Retreat for Adults Survivors of Abuse