The Importance of Prayer

  • By Spirit Fire
  • May 1, 2016

By Patricia Mudd, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., Victim Assistance Coordinator, Diocese of Arlington, Virginia I came to the role of Victim Assistance Coordinator with the Diocese of Arlington Virginia thinking my training as a social worker would be central to helping victims and survivors of abuse by clergy and others in authority in...

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...

By Rev. Lewis S. Fiorelli, O.S.F.S. [1] Like everybody else, the sex abuse scandals have affected me in many ways and on many different levels.  I am a priest. When I began to read accounts of the abuse scandals that clustered around the Church and its clergy, I was amazed,...

By Teresa Pitt Green, Founder Every survivor of abuse or trauma responds, as they heal, in a unique way to the hard-won wisdom gained through recovery. Fundamentally, each one of us contributes, contrary to caricatures in media, richly to their family, friends, colleagues and ever-widening circle of interactions. My...