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...

What Parishes Can Do

  • By Spirit Fire
  • September 9, 2018

Many Catholics have been requesting ideas about what their parishes can do in light of the grassroots outcry against continued failures among some Catholic leaders. We have compiled a list of suggestions for Catholic action now, close to home, person to person, for use by Catholics.  Please share with...

Companion Articles about Survivor Ministry By Mayra Flores and Michael D. Hoffman   Mike Hoffman I first met Mayra Flores on a very emotionally conflicted day for me. On August 24, 2006, I presented myself to the Archdiocese of Chicago to tell my story of childhood sexual abuse by our...

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