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...

Mercy

  • By Spirit Fire
  • July 1, 2016

Mercy isn’t free; mercy requires effort, dedication and sacrifice. It requires we reject sin, selflessness and destructive desire. In effect, it requires doing things God’s way, not our way. Pope Francis in Misericordiae Vultus No. 14

By Robert A. Orsi, PhD Can the Catholic Church change? Many survivors of clerical sexual abuse are confronting this question head-on today in the United States and around the Catholic world as they seek to act in faithfulness to what they have come to believe is their calling, specifically...

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...

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