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Catholics4Change Moderates Survivor Options Webinar Monday
The day began with the Pennsylvania Senate pushing a vote on a civil Statute of Limitations window into the next term, but it ends with a sweeping Federal investigation of the Pennsylvania Catholic Church. There's room for hope that justice will no longer be denied – only delayed. With that in mind, Catholics4Change is participating … Continue reading Catholics4Change Moderates Survivor Options Webinar Monday
PA Senators Vote This Week: Tell Them Window Protects Kids
Dear Senators Scarnati, Corman and Costa, As a kid, you might have been told you had a guardian angel who watched over and protected you? We were. It was fascinating to think there was an invisible presence keeping us from harm. Some kids even named their guardian angel and wondered if they’d meet them in … Continue reading PA Senators Vote This Week: Tell Them Window Protects Kids
Bishops’ Victim Compensation Plan Ignores Greater Good
Pennsylvania bishops issued a joint statement outlining a myopic and self-serving plan for compensating past victims of clergy child sex abuse.
Survivors No Longer Walking Thin Line
In the wake of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on clergy child sex abuse, 900 survivors have called a hotline launched by the attorney general's office. PA Clergy Abuse Hotline: 888-538-8541 For many, that call was the first time they shared their abuse. I vividly remember the first time our pediatrician went over good touch/bad touch … Continue reading Survivors No Longer Walking Thin Line
Claims that Vatican and Pope Knew of Clergy Abuse Cover Up Emerge
"The Vatican knew of a cover-up involving abusive priests, Pennsylvania AG says," by Holly Yan, CNN, August 28, 2018 "Pope Francis Long Knew of Cardinal's Abuse and Must Resign, Archbishop says," by Jason Horowitz, The New York Times, August 26, 2018 Does anyone believe that the Pope didn't know? Clearly many in Ireland believe he … Continue reading Claims that Vatican and Pope Knew of Clergy Abuse Cover Up Emerge
Petition Requests Leadership Resignations
The statement and petition: "Statement of Catholic Theologians, Educators, Parishioners & Lay Leaders on Clergy Sexual Abuse in the United States" Excerpt: "Today, we call on the Catholic Bishops of the United States to prayerfully and genuinely consider submitting to Pope Francis their collective resignation as a public act of repentance and lamentation before God … Continue reading Petition Requests Leadership Resignations
Indoctrination: Former Seminarian Alleges Superiors Ignored Sexual Harassment
According to recent allegations of a former St. Charles of Borromeo seminarian, his superiors failed to respond to complaints of sexual harassment and ignored the "toxic" environment. "Philadelphia Archdiocese probes sexual harassment allegations at St. Charles Borromeo seminary," by Kristen E. Holmes, The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 16, 2018
Who Will the Catholic Church Drive Out?
Who will be driven away by the clergy sex abuse and cover up? the abusers and those who covered it up or the faithful?
Archdiocesan Web Banner Refuses Truth
Archbishop Chaput's response to the PA Grand Jury Report is topped off by a website banner that refuses to acknowledge the truth. It neglects to say the Archdiocese isn't in the latest Grand Jury Report because its abuse and cover up was revealed in Grand Jury Reports released in 2011 and 2005. Why were two … Continue reading Archdiocesan Web Banner Refuses Truth