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 last time I had gone to a reunion, the great terrible secret was still under wraps. I had gone with 2 purposes, one of them was to find out if Gibson was still alive and destroying lives. The second was to try to exorcise the memories of what had happened. I was… Continue reading Reunion
This morning I read an article on-line from CatholicCulture.org on the United Nations probe into torture and the Vatican. I find it amusing that the UN, the world’s most ineffective organization, is creating theater of the absurd with the Holy See, the world’s most recalcitrant organization. The piece I was reading, written by Phil Lawler,… Continue reading Reply to CatholicCulture.org’s Misunderstanding of Torture
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
"The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms." Socrates An article on the Vatican Radio's Website reported on a request from Pope Francis for forgiveness for the priests who committed sexual crimes against children. During his prepared remarks to members of BICE [International Catholic Child Bureau] whom he received on 11 April 2014 in an… Continue reading A Papal Request for Forgiveness Begs Clarification
I received the invitation to my high school reunion about a week ago. I knew it was coming, I had talked to a classmate organizing it on the phone a few weeks ago. I had also had conversations with a friend who is going, I was encouraged to go along. Notre Dame High School Class… Continue reading Can You Go Back?
An article in the Scranton Times-Tribune online follows up on the story of Carlos Urrutigoiry and his elevation to a position of authority over priests accused of misconduct in a Catholic Diocese in Paraguay. The National Director of SNAP, David Chlohessy, is demanding the Diocese release the files on the Urrutigoiry and the events that… Continue reading Scranton Times-Tribune Coverage of the Urrutigoiry Story
According to an article in the Pocono Record on 14 March 2014, a priest who was credibly accused of molesting boys in Shohola (Pike County) and Moscow (Lackawanna County), Pennsylvania has been elevated to the post of Vicar General of Ciudad del Este Diocese in Paraguay. Now a Monsignor, Carlos Urrutigoity will be in charge of… Continue reading Promoting Pedaphiles
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)…
This year has been full of trials, disappointments and setbacks. It also has been full of discovery, new friends, old friends and the promise of new adventures. 2013 has been a hard year and I don't mind saying I am glad to see it go. I have not written much on this blog this… Continue reading So how do I do this again?