In 2020, the bishops of Ireland blessed and dedicated candles of atonement for use in cathedrals and parishes throughout Ireland, starting on Ash Wednesday and burned thereafter during the celebration of Mass and other liturgies the following year. These candles were visible signs of the annual Day of Prayer...

Heartfelt Healing

  • By admin
  • April 22, 2020

Healing Amidst Coronavirus Crisis 3/22/2020  Michael D. Hoffman, Founder Healing from my wounds of childhood sexual abuse, I take comfort in regular and predictable routines at home, work, socially and at Church. With the Coronavirus, the shelter-in-place order, the near-constant disruption of regular life patterns, and what seems as...

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...

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...

Sanctity of Life

  • By Spirit Fire
  • March 26, 2019

Presenting: The Global, Universal Argument for a Safe Environment for Little Ones and the Vulnerable In Three Words SANCTITY OF LIFE Teresa Morris Kettelkamp When I worked in Rome for the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, the Commission received permission from the Holy Father to have Episcopal Conferences...

Kathy O’Connell I am a mother and now a grandmother. Children have been and always will be an important part of my life. They are treasures. A mother lives very closely to the innocence of each child with his or her thoughts, words, and actions. In this role I...

Teresa Pitt Green Mike Hoffman has been a relentless advocate for child protection since the first day I met him some years ago and we founded this magazine with other Catholic survivors of clergy abuse. Every survivor of abuse is a role model in his or her own right....

Recently, a thoughtful exchange on Twitter talked about how mornings can be hard for hearts that are heavy, with anything from existential dread to melancholia or discouragement. So, we started to look into prayers from St. Basil, and found the full prayer mentioned on Twitter. We thought some of...

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