The Video from Survivors’ Perspectives Panel is Available

On November 10, 2021, I participated in a frank discussion about the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church from the Perspective of Survivors. Joining me were Kristian Ciaccia (Co-Host of The Angry Catholic Show), Shaun Dougherty (President of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)), and Brian Cites (Associate Director, Baker -Nord… Continue reading The Video from Survivors’ Perspectives Panel is Available

Update on the 10 November Event at the Univ of Scranton

I am happy to announce that the Truth and Reconciliation event will be live-streamed at the University of Scranton. The University has set up a Zoom link for the event that will allow people who can't be at the University of Scranton that evening to watch the panel discussion. The feed will only be broadcast.… Continue reading Update on the 10 November Event at the Univ of Scranton

Another Road Trip to the Electric City this November

In March 2020, I attended an event at the University of Scranton where I challenged officials from the Diocese of Scranton on their lack of honesty when dealing with victims of Diocesan priests. I wanted to point out that survivors have a voice, a story to tell, and the right to be heard. While I… Continue reading Another Road Trip to the Electric City this November

The Answer to “What is it going to take?”

I am writing this from the low country of South Carolina.   A break needed to assess where I am and where I am going.   I am also working on a project that I will keep under wraps for the time being.  The first steps are proving to be very challenging. After the post  from July… Continue reading The Answer to “What is it going to take?”

What is it going to take?

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?

Crickets, silence on the net…

"When one goes looking for something, one rarely finds it, but when you least expect it, the object of your search tends to fly up in front of you.” This is  a hard topic to write about.  What happened all those years ago, the coverup by the church, the discord in the survivor community.  I… Continue reading Crickets, silence on the net…

…And the Lord seemed to sleep…

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI came as a shock to the Catholic Church and the world.  In the last month pundits have examined and speculated on the reasons for his sudden retirement and the tremor that went through the Catholic faithful in the aftermath of the announcement. In what is being touted as his… Continue reading …And the Lord seemed to sleep…

SNAPpish

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

If it is July, It must be time for the SNAP Conference

The SNAP Conference is coming up this weekend in Northern Virginia.  Beginning Friday evening at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, just south of Washington, D.C., SNAP members from all over the country and perhaps from around the world will come together to listen to speakers, mix and exchange stories and try to draw some comfort and… Continue reading If it is July, It must be time for the SNAP Conference

I’m back…

It has been a couple of months since I last sat down and worked on this blog.  To be honest I have had a few things on my plate.  There are many changes heading my way this summer, personally and professionally.  More about that in future posts. In recent months two bloggers I followed have… Continue reading I’m back…