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!

Confirmation of What I Knew Already

Returning from an event in Northern Virgina, I decided to call the Diocese of Scranton and get confirmation that Robert Gibson had died.  I identified myself and asked for the office that could help me confirm that a priest, formerly of the Diocese, had passed away.  I was transferred to another office and, once again,… Continue reading Confirmation of What I Knew Already

Assuaging their own grief…

I have to admit that sometimes I get really angry over some of the comments that are sent in that, on the surface, seem to want to offer me encouragement but, in fact, are supportive of either the man who raped and beat me or others like him.   They are most likely sent by well-meaning people who… Continue reading Assuaging their own grief…

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.

Meanwhile, In The Diocese of Scranton…

The Times-Leader is reporting that the Diocese of Scranton has suspended another priest accused of "sexual misconduct" with a minor.  The priest was identified as Thomas Shoback who was assigned as the Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary in Jermyn, Pennsylvania. Shoback is the brother of Edward Shoback, a priest who was accused… Continue reading Meanwhile, In The Diocese of Scranton…