Homosexuality and the Church

Homosexuality and the Church

There’s so much going on in the priest abuse scandals right now that it’s easy to forget there are other issues regarding sexuality and the Church. With the recent forced resignation of a gay Catholic school administrator in Bellevue, Washington, the great folks at KUOW invited me for an interview about my own forced resignation twenty years ago. Give a listen. Thanks. Here’s the link: Gay Former Nun Reflects on Homosexuality and the...
Cardinal Mahony, still covering up abuse

Cardinal Mahony, still covering up abuse

A recent series of articles about Cardinal Roger Mahony in the LA Times drew a strong response from readers. So strong in fact, that the response itself was deemed worthy of a follow up article on reader feelings about Mahony. My letter to the editor was one of five quoted in the follow up piece. It seems I’m not alone in considering Cardinal Mahony to be responsible for a serious betrayal of the faithful. I’m grateful to the Times for pursuing the truth of the coverups that went on during Mahony’s tenure. The paper has been very responsive for years...
Split is on the map!

Split is on the map!

SPLIT: A Child, A Priest and the Catholic Church It’s a long journey to bring a book to life. It doesn’t happen alone or overnight. So many forces must come together to make any one thing happen–including publishing a book. I am grateful to my agent Sharlene Martin who put my book on the map today under Sharlene’s offerings on her website: www.MartinLiteraryManagement.com. Please visit her site. A thank you to all of you who have supported my efforts to this point. I could never have made it here or actually anywhere without you. Love and...
KIDS FOR KINDNESS

KIDS FOR KINDNESS

My friend, Sue and I do a workshop for teachers called Kids for Kindness. It helps teachers identify and deal with bullying in their classes. We presented the workshop at the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children conference this weekend. The session was one of many trainings provided for parents and teachers by the The Lesbian & Gay Childcare Taskforce. The Kids for Kindness Workshop is available for parent nights and staff meetings. Our workshop begins with a look at bullying – what it looks like in little children and what we might do to...
Jerry Brown, SB 131 and the Statute of Limitations on Childhood Sex Abuse

Jerry Brown, SB 131 and the Statute of L...

Jerry Brown and Me I’ve always had a lot of respect for Jerry Brown, starting back before he was Governor and I was a hippie nun. Governor Brown has more political smarts than I, but I have a keener understanding of the effects of childhood priest abuse than he. We’ve lived very different realities. Our experiences collided a couple of weeks ago when Governor Brown declined to sign into law SB 131, which would amend the California statute of limitations relating to claims of childhood sexual abuse. The bill seeks to amend and significantly expand a 2002 law to revive...