With the release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report in August 2018, I have seen a resurgence of visits to this site, thousands of visits reading multiple posts. In the analytics, I can see the search terms people are using, mostly the names of predator priests or a specific Pennsylvania Diocese. While I am happy… Continue reading What do I want?
If you live in Pennsylvania it is time to call your representatives in Harrisburg and urge them to pass legislation that will enable victims of sexual abuse at the hands of predators that were protected by the institutions in which they were employed to sue for damages. The Governor of Pennsylvania wants several recommendations from… Continue reading If you live in PA, call your representatives!
A little over ten years ago I notified the Diocese of Scranton that I had been sexually assaulted by the Reverend Father Robert J. Gibson. That was my first misstep. I realized that the Diocese was in no way interested in the truth and continued to lie about the extent of the malignancy of pedophilia… Continue reading What has changed in 10 years?
Since my last post, I have spoken briefly with an investigator. I am looking forward to a more in-depth interview with him. He initially offered to meet me here in Virginia until he realized that I was much further south than he expected. Contact has been made. He seems to be working a very large… Continue reading Dialed the number. Now I wait…
I wrote a blog post in February, 2013 titled "Is there a Survivors' Community" in which I was looking for answers from survivors about our community, our way forward and who speaks for us. In May,2013 I expressed my frustration in another post, "Crickets, Silence on the net..." that I did not hear from anyone in… Continue reading What is it going to take?
The following is the content of an email I received yesterday from the Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse (FACSA): Over the many months of the current PA Legislature's session our team has continued to monitor for legislative efforts that will protect children from sexual predators and provide some measure of justice for CSA victims.… Continue reading FACSA Update 4/18/2014
FACSA - Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse Contact Your PA House Rep ASAP Please contact your local PA House legislator and ask him/her to support Rep. Mark Rozzi's proposed amendments to Senate Bill 681 which the full PA House will be voting on very soon possibly in the next day or so. A. How… Continue reading If you live in PA, A word from FACSA (Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse)…
The past year has seen some spectacular events that have given some hope to survivors of child sexual abuse at the hands pedophile predators in our society. Indeed this crisis knows no borders and is not limited to those of a certain faith. We have seen the conviction of a Catholic Bishop for covering up… Continue reading Is there a Survivor’s Community?
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 State Assembly in Harrisburg will be taking up the issue of child abuse legislation again. The following is the first two paragraphs of an article on what went on in Harrisburg earlier this week. Click on the link below to read the full story. "Representatives Michael McGeehan (D-Philadelphia) and Louise Bishop (D-Philadelphia) were joined… Continue reading PA Legislators Reintroduce Child Sex Abuse Legislation