Abuse by Nuns is Making News – Take Action Now

Hi friends, I want to alert you to a segment on The Abuse of Children by Nuns that will air on CBS Morning News on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:30 am on your CBS channel. I and others from Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) are featured in the program.   The abuse […]

Six Decisions to Make for Happiness and Success

Did you know happiness and success are your decision? For many who have been abused – by a priest, or any other authority figure – feelings of happiness and success can be hard to come by. Abuse can take the foundation out from under you, leaving powerlessness and helplessness as the norm. I struggled for […]

Happy Veterans Day – To all kinds of veterans

If you think about it, the veterans we honor this Veterans Day are actually survivors. They have come through terrific conflicts, hardships, pain, injury, devastating losses of comrades. Theirs is a vast sacrifice and they deserve every ounce of honor and support we can give them, on this day and any other. But as we […]

Sexual Abuse Rings Flourishing Because They’re Good for Business?

Profiting off sexual abuse rings It’s time law enforcement and victims groups took a hard look at the operations surrounding sexual abuse rings. From The Western Daily Press: “Police chiefs in Wiltshire have made six arrests as part of a major day of action against child sexual exploitation to try to prevent ‘another Rotherham’ happening […]

On the Confession of Child Abuse

From The Washington Post: “If someone tells you a child has been abused, the confession doesn’t seem to me a cloak for hiding that business. How can you hear a confession about somebody abusing a child and the matter must be sealed up and you mustn’t talk about it?” That’s the Archbishop of York, John […]

John Grisham on child porn: They aren’t ‘real pedophiles’

In an unusual example of book promotion, author John Grisham gave an interview about his novel “Gray Mountain,” that turned instead into a contrarian opinion piece on people who look at child pornography. From The Washington Post He defended them. He described viewing child pornography as an accidental crime easily committed by pushing “the wrong […]

2 Major Churches, 1 Massive Problem: Pedophile Priests

Archbishop of Canterbury says he deals with sex abuse issues ‘on a daily basis’ From The Independent: Disgraced vicars convicted of child sex attacks have abused their former Church titles by posing as respected members of society, victims claimed last night, after the Archbishop of Canterbury warned that new cases of abuse by clergy were […]

Swift action needed from Pope Francis on child sex abuse

Vatican Law Respects Italian Law – To the Detriment of Vulnerable Children Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, head of the Italian Episcopal Conference, has defended the Vatican’s policy of not requiring clergy to report child sex abuse to the authorities. “The Vatican requires national laws to be respected, and we know that there is no such duty […]

KIDS FOR KINDNESS

Every year or so 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 […]