Whoever listens to a witness, becomes a witnessElie Wiesel The University of Scranton's Task Force on Healing, Reconciliation and Hope was created in 2018 with the mandate to "address the difficult but necessary questions raised by the Grand Jury report detailing the sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Pennsylvania and failures by church leaders in… Continue reading The University of Scranton Task Force Report Is In
Bishop holds mass for survivors but didn’t invite them…
From the Diocese of Scranton's Media Page. Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton I was surprised to find out that Bishop Bambera of the Diocese of Scranton held a Healing Mass for Survivors of Abuse. At this mass, “he acknowledged and again apologized for the pain of survivors of sexual abuse.” Wow, what… Continue reading Bishop holds mass for survivors but didn’t invite them…
The Rally for a Window – April 19, 2021
A rally is scheduled on April 19, 2021, on the Capitol Building's front steps in Harrisburg in support of establishing a window for victims of childhood sexual abuse, who are beyond the Statutes of Limitation, to bring civil action against their abusers. The rally will also focus on legislative changes to extend the Statute of… Continue reading The Rally for a Window – April 19, 2021
Justice Denied by Clerical Error? I Think Not!
I do not believe in accidents when it comes to justice for survivors of child sexual abuse. So when I heard last week about the “mistake” made in the process of bringing an amendment that would extend the timeline retroactively for victims to file civil actions against the predators that abused and raped them, I… Continue reading Justice Denied by Clerical Error? I Think Not!
The Angry Catholic.com
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein While I was at the Task Force Event at the University of Scranton, I had the opportunity to meet Paul and Kris Ciaccia, the husband and wife team behind The Angry Catholic. They run a site… Continue reading The Angry Catholic.com
You were in the room when I arrived early for the event. Another survivor was there as well. We were both trying to get the lay of the land, a feel for the space, and a read on the way we would be received. You were organizing the room when I introduced myself and the… Continue reading Compassion
All Roads Lead to Scranton
I traveled to Scranton for the University of Scranton's Task Force on Healing, Reconciliation & Hope presentation Diocese of Scranton: Learning Lessons, Strengthening Safeguards & Empowering Survivors. The event featured the Vicar General of the Diocese, the Victim's Assistance Coordinator (VAC), and the Safe Environment Coordinator. A friend from the Class of '82 made the trip… Continue reading All Roads Lead to Scranton
Heading to Scranton with My Bingo Card
Packing my bags for the event in Scranton on Thursday. I can't forget my Bingo Card to keep score. Thanks to Mike McDonnell for posting this to Facebook.
Trump Card on the Diocese Forum
For those of you planning on attending the Healing, Reconciliation, and Hope event at the University of Scranton on Thursday, March 5, 2020, be aware of potential traffic and parking restrictions. President Trump is conducting a Town Hall Event during approximately the same time frame in Scranton. As of this posting, I have no information on… Continue reading Trump Card on the Diocese Forum
Questions, I Have So Many Questions
I was going through kitchen cabinets tonight looking for one of my old Navy mugs when I stumbled on a University of Scranton Orientation '81 mug. It was a thank you gift for the student volunteers who made Orientation go flawlessly for the class of '85 during Labor Day Weekend, 1981. I was one… Continue reading Questions, I Have So Many Questions