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RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

  • By Spirit Fire
  • November 12, 2019

Moving into a whole new mode of dialogue Restorative Justice programs have been successful in the U.S. Catholic Church in opening dialogue that heals. Recently, Crux spoke with “Father Daniel Griffith, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, who … serves as the Wenger Family Faculty...

THE WAY: A RETREAT

  • By Spirit Fire
  • November 11, 2019

The leading retreat for survivors of clergy abuse For those looking for a model retreat to offer for survivors of clergy abuse, there is “The Way,” which is a unique healing retreat for adult survivors of clergy offered by the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia. It involves three days of...

ANNUAL HEALING MASS

  • By Spirit Fire
  • November 10, 2019

The Archdiocese of Chicago has been holding an annual Mass of Hope and Healing for nine years. On October 19, 2019, the Archdiocese of Chicago held its 8th annual Mass of Hope and Healing and, also, its annual Peace Circle. This vital outreach to victims-survivors of clergy abuse, their...

A BEGINNING

  • By Spirit Fire
  • October 22, 2019

It’s been a while since you heard from us at The Healing Voices. There’s a reason for that. The reason why is also the reason why we are launching this new column – Seeds of Hope. I am Mike Hoffman. I am a survivor of clergy abuse as a...

Child's Play

  • By Spirit Fire
  • September 4, 2019

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder Child protection efforts are needed everywhere it seems. In just the past year, the sexual abuse of children and minors has continued unabated in places other than the Catholic Church—the film industry, high-stakes sports, schools, day cares and even children’s foundations. After two years volunteering...