I spoke recently with someone who contacted me through the kind offices of another blogger. The person wishing to speak to me was concerned about sending a comment to this blog and having it automatically post on the internet with their personal information available to anyone who may be reading the blog. It took some effort for him to get me the message that he wished to speak to me privately. After talking to him on the phone, I understand and will respect his request for confidentiality.
I want to let readers of this blog know that I review all comments that come to this blog before they are posted on line. I have to approve the comment before it goes up on the blog and I have the ability to edit the comment to remove personally identifying information. If a reader sends me a comment that they do not want posted on the blog, I do not post it. I have been contacted by several people looking for information on how to report a pedophile. I have spoken to people who are not ready to come forward. I try to provide support and put them in contact with someone that can assist them with whatever issue they are dealing with. I recommend contacting your local SNAP chapter, the District Attorney or police for assistance. I do not recommend contacting the diocese (any diocese), despite their protestations to the contrary, they have no vested interest in assisting victims.
Please be assured that I will not reveal any information that a reader wishes to keep confidential. I strongly believe that I should never compound the harm on a victim of a sexual crime or their families. If you wish to contact me you may leave a comment on any post to this blog or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will respond to you directly.