THE BOSTON MODEL

  • By admin
  • January 18, 2020

In reporting success in pastoral care on local levels, many dioceses have gained experience in best practices, and can offer lessons learned, in distinct areas, such as prayer services, Mass, discussion groups. And, some dioceses offer models, which represent established and ongoing programs in survivor care and connections. One...

Sharing Survivor Faith is the best way to encourage survivors in your diocese to realize their (often untold) faith stories are a treasure needed by the Church for healing. Survivor contributions to The Healing Voices are plentiful, including reflections on being parents, serving as ministers in their parishes, and...

VOICES OF LAY LEADERS

  • By admin
  • January 15, 2020

Communicating to fellow Catholics is a critical element in facing the resurgent crisis of abuse. Not without reason, many Catholics distrust communications from their local and national Church leadership. The problem is that, as a result, many Catholics don’t know what really does require radical change, because they don’t...

PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

  • By admin
  • January 15, 2020

A New Maria Goretti Network Chapter is Started in Chicago By Mike Hoffman The Archdiocese in Chicago recently invited a representative from the Maria Goretti Network to help them start a brand-new Maria Goretti Network chapter in the city. During the introductory meeting, the MGN representative described the ways...

The Oak Park Event One local parish gathered to participate in “an evening of prayers and dialog on Eucharistic communities and the effects of clergy sexual abuse, including table discussion to discern next steps.” The emcee for the event explained the purpose was to “hear about and discuss a...

HEALING MASS

  • By Spirit Fire
  • November 14, 2019

A survivor of clergy abuse reflects on the far-reaching impact of each Healing Mass which celebrants and concelebrants will never know. When Church leaders express remorse for failure to protect victims, it can inspire healing in hearts of people whom the cardinals, archbishops, eparchs, and bishops will never meet....

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