Abuse is Abuse

I have been in Houston all week for a work related training seminar.  As a result I have been off the radar and not posting on this blog.  But tonight, the perfect combination of a stable internet connection at the hotel (who knows how long that will last), prediction of rain and no "homework" from… Continue reading Abuse is Abuse

The friend of my enemy is my enemy…

By Michael Baumann I received a comment to an older post about a week ago that had me a little baffled at first.  The comment was from a "D. W. Downey" and it was intended to get me to wonder if  Father Virgil Bradley Tetherow, formerly a priest in the Diocese of Scranton, was framed… Continue reading The friend of my enemy is my enemy…

What I Have Learned in a Year of Blogging

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town. George Carlin It is October and I realized the other day that I have been doing this blog for almost a year.  I posted for the first time on 14 October 2008.  Since then I have published over 90… Continue reading What I Have Learned in a Year of Blogging

Father Edward J. Shoback Defrocked!

Articles appearing in Northeastern Pennsylvania newspapers over the past few days as well as an announcement on the Diocese of Scranton web site confirm that the Vatican has defrocked Father Edward J. Shoback. Read the stories at: The Scranton Times Tribune The Citizens Voice The Times Leader Abuse Tracker (where all the coverage is documented)… Continue reading Father Edward J. Shoback Defrocked!

There is not enough traction

"The Message" is not getting out. The SNAP Conference will be held in Washington next month so I thought I would gather my thoughts on how I see the current landscape in order to help me determine how I will spend my time at plenary sessions and breakout sessions.  In the two years (almost to… Continue reading There is not enough traction

The tyranny of distance and the curse of the Internet

I am frustrated.  Admittedly, some of the frustration comes from a tyranny of distance.  I am in southern Virginia and the diocese that I have an issue with is 400 miles worth of driving north of here.  I would love to have a face to face conversation with the Bishop's advocate so I could look… Continue reading The tyranny of distance and the curse of the Internet

Building an Online Community for Survivors of Clerical Sexual Abuse.

I am trying to work out where I want to go with this blog. Now that I am over 50 posts into this little exercise in free speech I am struggling with where to go next. I am trying to find out what I should be talking about and what voice I should use to… Continue reading Building an Online Community for Survivors of Clerical Sexual Abuse.