Teresa Pitt Green, Founder I remember early steps to found this magazine, which now reaches every diocese in the United States – and is read in English-speaking Catholic circles around the world, like the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, Australia, Guam, South Africa and the Vatican. There was that first...

Requiescat in Pace: Barbara Blaine By Michael D. Hoffman and Teresa Hartnett We didn’t personally know Barbara Blaine. Her sudden passing occurred at the time this issue was being produced, so we have hastened to add this acknowledgement of Barbara Blaine’s powerful voice among survivors of clergy abuse. For...

Richard Rohr Wisdom

  • By Spirit Fire
  • July 1, 2016

We selected two quotations from Richard Rohr for our July issue spotlighting Church renewal and the role survivors can play. From his work The Naked Now Rohr invites us: “…to slow down and find God, or be found by God, in all the places we never thought to look.” Another pertinent...

By Mike Hoffman, on behalf of the Founders of Healing Voices Newsletter In each diocese of the United States Catholic Church a Victim Assistance Coordinator is a resource to survivors of clergy abuse and to their families, aiding healing from the pain. This position was mandated by the United...

Michael D. Hoffman

  • By Spirit Fire
  • January 1, 2016

Michael D. Hoffman is a co-founder and co-editor of The Healing Voices Magazine. Mike is particularly devoted to advancing the cause of child protection within and beyond the Catholic Church. He explains, “I believe our efforts, as survivors, help victims and their families heal, and I pray these child-protection...

Jim

  • By Spirit Fire
  • January 1, 2016

Jim Richter is a practicing Catholic and a member of Saint Joan of Arc parish in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As a teenager, he was abused for several years by his parish priest. Following the abuse, it took two decades, the near-loss of his career, therapy and the loving support of...

Tim

  • By Spirit Fire
  • January 1, 2016

Tim Ruffner is a Chicago native who moved to Round Lake at the age of nine years old with two siblings along with his parents. The Ruffner family quickly joined the St. Joseph Parish in Round Lake where they spent every Wednesday night, Saturday morning and Sunday mornings. Tim has two children...

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