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

Letter & Questions for Cardinal Rigali Sent Certified, Express Mail

The following is an edited compilation of many questions received via site comments, the contact form and my personal email. Thank you for your input. April 7, 2011 Your Eminence, Cardinal Justin Rigali: In the spirit of Vatican Council II’s Decree on Ecumenism, I ask you these questions on behalf of Catholics4Change. We are a … Continue reading Letter & Questions for Cardinal Rigali Sent Certified, Express Mail

Archbishop Martin Renews Call to Examine Culture that Allowed Sex Abuse to Happen

By Tom Roberts, The National Catholic Reporter, April 5, 2011    Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, Ireland, 2009 (CNS/Paul Haring) MILWAUKEE -- In the early years of the priest sex abuse crisis, Catholics often expressed their frustration with how bishops handled the scandal by saying “they don’t get it.” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, Ireland, … Continue reading Archbishop Martin Renews Call to Examine Culture that Allowed Sex Abuse to Happen