Is Senator Lisa Baker your Senator?

Senator Lisa Baker (R) has been identified as a key vote on window legislation before the Pennsylvania Senate that would allow victims of child sexual assault the ability to take civil action against the people and organizations that have been covering up abuse for years.  At this moment, we think she is a "No" vote… Continue reading Is Senator Lisa Baker your Senator?

Dial the number…

I have a healthy skepticism when it comes to anyone actually prosecuting the institutions that have made it a business practice to support and protect pedophiles that groom, sexually abuse and rape children within that institution.  There is a risk calculation, no doubt, that guides these institutions to deny claims of abuse, attempt to discredit… Continue reading Dial the number…

SNAPpish

I put a blog post on January 16 entitled 99,601.  I thought it was pretty innocuous, more of a "I'm still out here" piece than anything else.   It drew a vitriolic response from one reader who decided that it was more of an exercise in narcissism and that I should be taking a more vocal stand… Continue reading SNAPpish

The RCC Hierarchy Playbook, Part I

While glancing at my WordPress.com dashboard I noticed that this will be my 200th post on this blog.   I am amazed I have stuck to it this long, although my posts have been less frequent as events in my personal life demand my attention.  For this post I am beginning a series on the Catholic… Continue reading The RCC Hierarchy Playbook, Part I

A Month of Significant Events Does Not Change My Reality

It has been an interesting 31 days.  I still have not processed it all.  I don’t know how to process some of it.  I have been told to try to look at these things in the context of "the glass being half full".  What I have found in looking through my own personal lens at… Continue reading A Month of Significant Events Does Not Change My Reality

Repost: Abuse Trials Miss Other Victims

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq_ed_board/Abuse-trials-miss-other-victims.html This is from Philly Inquirer Sunday June 24 page c-4 OPINION PAGE Outside their own circles, they’re mostly unknown — and certainly not referred to as Victim No. … But other child sex-abuse victims across Pennsylvania are just as entitled to justice as those whose accusations were heard in the sensational trials of a… Continue reading Repost: Abuse Trials Miss Other Victims

PA Legislation Clock is Ticking! Don’t let the summer recess derail legislation!

If you live in Pennsylvania, and I know a lot of the readers of this blog live in the Keystone State, it has been an interesting few weeks!   But now is not the time to sit back and declare victory.  We are a long way from that day!   I received a note from Maureen Martinez at… Continue reading PA Legislation Clock is Ticking! Don’t let the summer recess derail legislation!