Are you concerned about:
- The Priest Pedophile Scandal
- Church Accountability to Laity
- Empty Pews
- A Lack of Moral Leadership
“Have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops.”
Catholics4Change.com was created to serve as a forum for Catholics who would like to respectfully share their concerns and questions regarding Church accountability to laity on a variety of issues relating to the protection of children. Catholics4Change strives to create a system of meaningful communication and solutions with each other and Church leadership. Catholics4Change will offer related news, links and commentary from a variety of perspectives.
Catholics4Change supports the advocacy efforts of other organizations working for child protection.
SUSAN MATTHEWS, Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Susan Matthews, is a former sections editor of The Catholic Standard & Times, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She also contributed to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Living Religion section. She has received several Catholic Press Awards and a Philadelphia Press Award for Best Coverage in the Public Interest. Currently, she is a freelance writer, wife of 25 years and mother of two.
KATHY KANE, Vice President & Guest Editor
After discovering the C4C site, Kathy Kane quickly became a driving force behind the site’s growth. Kane received a B.S.W. in Social Work from Cabrini College and a Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. She has been advocating for improved child safety practices within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Her background in advocacy and policy has been instrumental in recently having a child protection policy enacted within the CYO program. Kane, married and living in the Philadelphia suburbs, has two children who attend Catholic school.
We are not sheep.
We are angry at this abuse.
We are angry at this cover-up.
We are people of faith.
We are people of hope.
We are people of love.
We support survivors of abuse.
We support good priests.
We say, never again!
WE ARE SILENT NO MORE.
GUEST BLOG & COMMENTS DISCLAIMER
Reader comments and guest blogs posted at Catholics4Change.com are the opinion of the comment or blog writer, not Catholics4Change.com.
Catholics4Change.com reserves the right to withhold from publication comments or blogs deemed to be spam, unrelated or repeated. Comments that include personal attacks on other people taking part in comments at Catholics4Change.com may also be withheld from publication. Spelling and grammatical mistakes will not be corrected in comments.
Organized efforts and information posted in the comments section are not endorsed by Catholics4Change.com. We welcome and appreciate the sharing of information, but Kathy and I can only endorse information we’ve formally approved and placed within a blog post. While we are thrilled about any efforts to protect children, the use of our web site link on other publications, printed matter or digital spaces should not be viewed as our endorsement or sponsorship.
We encourage readers of this site to protect themselves legally when distributing information regarding alleged abusers.
Kathy and I strive for complete accuracy and appreciate all your comments and hard work.