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...

The Empty Tomb: Survival

  • By admin
  • April 5, 2020

Wina Schaufler, Survivor When asked to write a heartfelt essay on why children shouldn’t endure what we survivors have, the image of the empty tomb popped in my mind.  As an early childhood clerical abuse survivor, and now a beyond middle aged woman, I was sent back to that...

By Teresa Pitt Green This is a personal reflection on darkness, light, and media (or, forgiving the colloquial, “press.”) On the one hand, it offers an overview of the spirit behind best practices in organizing prayer services for healing from abuse in the Church. On the other hand, it...

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...

Keep Your Eyes on God

  • By Spirit Fire
  • February 21, 2019

A Letter to Our Survivor-Readers By Teresa Pitt Green Hello dear friend, It’s been quiet around here since the grand jury report in Pennsylvania hit the press. So. much. silence. We hide in silence at times. Is that where you are? Are you hurting, hiding, isolating? Sometimes silence is...

The most beautiful Credo is that which comes from your lips in darkness, in sacrifice, in pain, in the effort to lift the will to God. It is this which, like a stroke of lightning penetrates the darkness of the soul; it is this which lifts you and leads you to God....

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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