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OAK PARK EVENT

  • By Spirit Fire
  • December 2, 2019

Parishes defining the topics and leading the discussion about healing. 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...

We are inviting all our readers to consider submitting an article to Praxis, An Interdisciplinary Journal of Faith and Justice published through Cabrini University. The next issue is due out in the Fall of 2019: Catholic Leadership Beyond the Abuse Crisis. Teresa Pitt Green has been invited to be...

Teresa Pitt Green, Founder Meditation has proven to offer improvements and even relief from symptoms related to acute or chronic mental and physical illnesses as well as to post-traumatic symptoms associated with abuse. Survivors often agree. So do family members, chaplains and health care professionals who also grapple with...

NOVENA FOR ATONEMENT

  • By Spirit Fire
  • November 24, 2019

A Novena for Healing, Atonement During the fall of 2019, for “nine consecutive nights culminating with the Sept. 29 feast of the archangels, Bishop Mark Bartosic visited a different church in Vicariate II <including Chicago’s North Side and some northern suburbs in the Archdiocese of Chicago> and joined the...

FREE RESOURCES

  • By Spirit Fire
  • November 21, 2019

One diocese has created good resources to share with everyone. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Island in Nebraska has created well-regarded resources for parents to use to promote child safety in their child’s surroundings. These resources are being used by parents as well as educators and many others...

CLARE VALLEY, AUSTRALIA

  • By Spirit Fire
  • November 19, 2019

Creating a Sacred Space in Clare Valley, Australia The Sacred Space garden and its chapel provide a model of how “prayed-in places,” holy spaces, bring consolation, peace, and healing to victims of abuse by clergy as well as by others. It is one image of what healing from clergy...

Past Trauma, Future Health

  • By Spirit Fire
  • November 18, 2019

By Teresa Pitt Green, Founder The impact of abuse on health is of signal interest to many of us who have survived trauma. Over the years, I have come to read research that relates the two with a personal cautionary note, based on first-hand experience of how medical care...

HEALING MASS

  • By Spirit Fire
  • November 14, 2019

A survivor of clergy abuse reflects on the far-reaching impact of each Healing Mass which celebrants and concelebrants will never know. When Church leaders express remorse for failure to protect victims, it can inspire healing in hearts of people whom the cardinals, archbishops, eparchs, and bishops will never meet....

PRAYER LABYRINTH

  • By Spirit Fire
  • November 13, 2019

Building a sacred place as an act of love A prayer labyrinth has been constructed by Missionaries of the Precious Blood, along with their lay associates and other volunteers, to offer a place where victims of abuse by clergy may come and pray, meditate, and seek healing. It is...

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