And they will know we are Christians by our love…

It never fails to amaze me that the some of the nastiest comments that come into this blog are from self-proclaimed good Catholics.  A case in point, in the last week I have had two comments come in from "Ted Conley" (NDHS East Stroudsburg class of 83?).  The first comment I will assume is for me, the… Continue reading And they will know we are Christians by our love…

First Conviction of a Catholic Bishop…

Buried in the news, during this political season, was an article in the New York Times that the Roman Catholic Bishop of Kansas City was convicted at a bench trial on one misdemeanor charge and not guilty on a second charge, for failing to report a priest who had taken hundreds of pornographic pictures of young girls.  He was sentenced… Continue reading First Conviction of a Catholic Bishop…

RCC Playbook III – The Church is the Real Victim!

The Church is the Real Victim There is nothing more offensive to me personally as the defensive tactics embraced by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.  In this installment of the "Playbook," we will take a look at how the RCC spins the sexual crime crisis to make the RCC look like the victim.  Ignore the… Continue reading RCC Playbook III – The Church is the Real Victim!

RCC Playbook II — There is nothing we can do about it.

This is the second in a series of posts on the tactics in play from the hierarchy of the Catholic Church and its apologists (the Catholic League of Extraordinary Idiots comes to mind). There is Nothing We Can Do About It There are  three variants on this one.  All have the same effect of the… Continue reading RCC Playbook II — There is nothing we can do about it.

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!

Updating the Blogroll for the Trial in Philly…

I have updated the syndication on my blogroll,  Child Sexual Abuse Survivors' Blogroll  in order to include the reporting from the trial in Philadelphia.  I am not close enough to offer any newsworthy reports, but Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog is covering the trial very well.  I recommend you check in on that site to… Continue reading Updating the Blogroll for the Trial in Philly…

Catholic Church Fights to Kill PA’s Statute of Limitation Reform | Cover Story | News and Opinion | Philadelphia Weekly

Catholic Church Fights to Kill PA's Statute of Limitation Reform | Cover Story | News and Opinion | Philadelphia Weekly. Reblogging this for your information.