The Video from Survivors’ Perspectives Panel is Available

On November 10, 2021, I participated in a frank discussion about the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church from the Perspective of Survivors. Joining me were Kristian Ciaccia (Co-Host of The Angry Catholic Show), Shaun Dougherty (President of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)), and Brian Cites (Associate Director, Baker -Nord… Continue reading The Video from Survivors’ Perspectives Panel is Available

Update on the 10 November Event at the Univ of Scranton

I am happy to announce that the Truth and Reconciliation event will be live-streamed at the University of Scranton. The University has set up a Zoom link for the event that will allow people who can't be at the University of Scranton that evening to watch the panel discussion. The feed will only be broadcast.… Continue reading Update on the 10 November Event at the Univ of Scranton

Truth and Reconciliation

Forty years ago, I was a Senior at The University of Scranton. I had to let that set in when I was on a Zoom call with everyone involved in bringing this event together. I am heading back one more time for a conversation that I believe is long overdue. Joining me to have a… Continue reading Truth and Reconciliation

Another Road Trip to the Electric City this November

In March 2020, I attended an event at the University of Scranton where I challenged officials from the Diocese of Scranton on their lack of honesty when dealing with victims of Diocesan priests. I wanted to point out that survivors have a voice, a story to tell, and the right to be heard. While I… Continue reading Another Road Trip to the Electric City this November

The University of Scranton Task Force Report Is In

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

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

Compassion

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 a& 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