As we progress in healing, one thing is learning more and understanding a broader context. We grow in wisdom even if it requires an unflinching awareness of the way abusers protect each other – consciously and in some strange highly compartmentalized subconscious way. Recall that the Pulitzer Award-Winning Spotlight...

Villanova Lay Conference

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • April 15, 2021

Villanova University hosted "Church Today: Responding to the Sexual abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church," a conference in March 2021 that covered the complexity of factors in the abuse scandals relying on a remarkable lineup of experts from Pennsylvania.

Since McCarrick

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • December 3, 2020
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A Reflection The McCarrick Report struck me as a blip in the news. Coverage was commendable, but strangely brief. A few news groups are using it as a starting point; that is a good sign. Yet, the first news of McCarrick in 2018 had far greater impact. It was...

This continues The Healing Voices Series on Alice Miller: Icon & Ideas Bishops are committed to meeting with survivors of abuse by clergy in accordance with The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, a document ratified by all the bishops of the United States in 2002...

Restoring Relationships

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • September 20, 2020

A Free Online Seminar Relationships, Strong Connections, & Mental Health in the Church The strain and pressure on people’s everyday relationships are mounting—and it’s not always clear where people can turn for help. Barna, in partnership with the Boone Center for the Family and Pepperdine University, set out to...

Light in Darkness

  • By Spirit Fire
  • September 17, 2018

Kathy O’Connell, Co-Founder * Living with clergy abuse has been a challenge for me, as I’m sure it’s been for other victim survivors. The PA grand jury report that was recently released has set our media and Catholics on fire making, but that has actually made it even more...

Pope Francis Gives a TED Talk

  • By Spirit Fire
  • December 30, 2017

Excerpt by Ed Mazza, HUFFINGTON POST, April 25, 2017 “A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you.” In a surprise appearance via video at the TED 2017 conference in Vancouver, Canada, on Tuesday evening, Pope Francis said that tenderness is “the path of choice for...