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Mary’s Pondering Heart

  • By admin
  • January 15, 2020

2020 marks our fifth year of publishing articles by (and for) survivors of abuse, family members, clergy, clinicians, scholars and educators, ministers and nuns. The Solemnity of Mary, as the Mother of God, offers us a pathway into the coming year in our Church. The pathway that is a...

PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

  • By admin
  • January 15, 2020

A New Maria Goretti Network Chapter is Started in Chicago By Mike Hoffman The Archdiocese in Chicago recently invited a representative from the Maria Goretti Network to help them start a brand-new Maria Goretti Network chapter in the city. During the introductory meeting, the MGN representative described the ways...

INVITING YOU

  • By admin
  • January 14, 2020

As Mike has said: With God’s grace, heartfelt healing is not only possible but is already happening each and every day. Our hope is that others will be inspired to follow suit, promoting unity through prayer, information, and mutually respectful dialogue. If your diocese, religious order, school or parish has...

By Teresa Pitt Green This is a personal reflection on darkness, light, and media (or, forgiving the colloquial, “press.”) On the one hand, it offers an overview of the spirit behind best practices in organizing prayer services for healing from abuse in the Church. On the other hand, it...

By Teresa Pitt Green In 2019, two survivors of clergy abuse stepped forward to collaborate with the same diocese where they had been abused – and to take the lead on promoting, as quoted in the local diocesan coverage, “healing, hope, and reconciliation for abuse victims, families and friends...

The Oak Park Event One local parish gathered to participate in “an evening of prayers and dialog on Eucharistic communities and the effects of clergy sexual abuse, including table discussion to discern next steps.” The emcee for the event explained the purpose was to “hear about and discuss a...