Mayra E. Flores, the Safe Environment Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Chicago, had some inspiring words for Catholics, in particular diocesan ministries, considering whether and how to offer healing prayer services locally for survivors, their families, parishes, and the Church. Maya participated in the Archdiocese’s prayer service, which was...

Excerpted from Amid Pandemic, Clergy-Abuse Support Groups Go Virtual, by Barb Umberger in The Catholic Spirit (catholicspirit.com), the diocesan newspaper of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis – St. Paul. “Since starting in June 2019 as the archdiocese’s outreach coordinator for restorative justice and abuse prevention, Paula Kaempffer has developed a...

Consistent Theme: Listening

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • May 22, 2020

One among many themes continues to recur during our advance broadcasts ahead of the Spirit Fire Global Broadcast on Abuse and Faith. That theme has been listening and its powerful impact on healing. Listening Just this week, Dr. Heather Banis, who is a psychologist with a specialization in trauma...

New Broadcasts

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • May 6, 2020

By Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder In advance of our Global Conference on Abuse and Faith, Spirit Fire has launched two broadcasts for our attendees. WOUNDED & HEALING (Wednesday Broadcasts) Wounded & Healing is now broadcasting on Wednesdays, at 12 noon Eastern time. This is a new time. Please take...

A Shelter for Victims of Sexual Abuse Nelson Giovanelli Rosendo dos Santos, Co-founder Especially in recent years the Catholic Church has openly and courageously faced the problem of sexual abuse and power within it. Recently, the Fazenda da Esperança[1] has been appointed as an entity that has made an...

For those survivors, family members and others who wrestle with symptoms of depression or other chronic mental illnesses, some common-sense tips from others who manage chronic mental illness can be very helpful. For those providing pastoral care, these tips are especially helpful because they support good mental health care...

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