Northern Alaska

The Diocese of Fairbanks in northern Alaska includes many Catholics from different Native American tribes, who suffered the the scourge of child sexual abuse following generations of suppression by the government. Without minimizing the grief born by the indigenous, the faith among the people in this diocese is resilient,...

St. John Neumann Catholic Community, which is staffed by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, in the diocese of Arlington has an Action Committee of parishioners who, after 2018 with its revelations about then-Cardinal McCarrick and the PA Attorney General Report, organized to offer care to survivors and...

Villanova Lay Conference

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • April 15, 2021

Villanova University hosted "Church Today: Responding to the Sexual abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church," a conference in March 2021 that covered the complexity of factors in the abuse scandals relying on a remarkable lineup of experts from Pennsylvania.

The Catholic Project of the Catholic University of America has published an interview with the Survivor Minister at the Archdiocese of Chicago who, in fact, kicked off The Healing Voices Magazine by introducing a group of clergy-abuse survivors in 2014. Some went on to create and edit this magazine...

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...

In 2020, the bishops of Ireland blessed and dedicated candles of atonement for use in cathedrals and parishes throughout Ireland, starting on Ash Wednesday and burned thereafter during the celebration of Mass and other liturgies the following year. These candles were visible signs of the annual Day of Prayer...