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Increase Awareness of the Causes and Consequences of Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis shared 21 Reflection Points at the “Protection of Minors in the Church” meeting in the Vatican yesterday. Number 9 on increasing awareness of the causes and consequences of sexual abuse grabbed my attention. Reflection Point # 9: Increase awareness of the causes and consequences of sexual abuse through ongoing formation initiatives of Bishops,… Read more Increase Awareness of the Causes and Consequences of Sexual Abuse

Open Letter: Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church

You should never write an open letter when you are angry. I’ll make an exception this time. – I’m mad about the so-called child sexual abuse scandal and the Catholic Church. To call it a scandal is to imply gossip, shame, and, disgrace. The wounds are profoundly deeper than personal feelings or hurt pride. The… Read more Open Letter: Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church