Get Involved!

  • By Spirit Fire
  • May 23, 2016

First thing to do if you want to get involved is learn more! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) features extensive information about National Child Abuse Prevention Month, including ideas for how to learn more, how to get involved and how to share information with others...

We will be referring to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors in this issue, so we thought you would appreciate a basic definition. The Commission was instituted within the Curia by Pope Francis I in March of 2014. Led by Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley, O.F.M., the Commission is tasked...

Child Abuse Prevention

  • By Spirit Fire
  • March 2, 2016

Mike Hoffman, Founder This is a Special Edition of the Healing Voices newsletter in observance of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In periodic (non-regular) special editions, we expect to examine a variety of special topics related to healing ourselves and the larger Church from the wounds of...

Child Abuse Prevention in Catholic Schools: A Clergy Abuse Survivor’s Perspective By Mike Hoffman, Founder I am a clergy abuse survivor and I send my two children to Catholic schools. My wife and I believe very strongly in Catholic education which is why we sent our kids to our local...

By Bernie Nojadera, Executive Director, Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Prior to 2002, a good majority of dioceses had policies dealing with sexual misconduct in place. Then came the Boston Globe‘s January 2002 headlines regarding child sexual abuse and clergy. In June 2002, the...