Are you concerned about:
- The Priest Child Sex Abuse 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 following the 2011 Philadelphia Grand Jury report revealed clergy sex abuse had been covered up by the Philadelphia Archdiocese for decades. It serves as a forum for Catholics who want to share their concerns and questions regarding Church accountability to laity on a variety of issues relating to the protection of children. Catholics4Change LLC offers news, links and commentary from a variety of perspectives.
SUSAN MATTHEWS, Founder & Editor
Susan Matthews, was a sections editor of The Catholic Standard & Times, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from 1990 to 1996. She went on to contribute to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Living Religion section. She received several Catholic Press Awards and a Philadelphia Press Award for Best Coverage in the Public Interest. Currently, she is a freelance writer, Realtor, wife of 27 years and mother of two young adult children.
KATHY KANE, 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 having a child protection policy enacted within the CYO program. Kane is married and has two young adult children.
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