Exposing the Priest Abuse Scandal: Huffington Post Live interview – UPDATE

UPDATE: Huff Post Live interview postponed

Thanks to all of you who tuned in to HuffPost Live yesterday. I hope you enjoyed the interview with Mary Pflum Peterson. She has a very interesting story and I’m very glad to see it aired by Huff Post.

Unfortunately I – along with other guests – was cut from the segment due to time constraints. I’m in conversation with the host and producers and we’ll find a later time to talk about my story and the work of holding the Church accountable for abuse by priests. I’ll keep you posted on developments.


The Priest Abuse Scandal is getting big-time attention today on the Huffington Post

HuffPostLive, The Huffington Post’s streaming network, will step into the priest abuse scandal with a live interview segment at 5:20 pm Eastern time today, Monday, Sept. 14th.

I’m being interviewed, along with Mary Pflum Peterson, a producer at Good Morning America. Ms. Pflum Peterson is author of White Dresses, a memoir about her mother, also an ex-nun, who suffered abuse by other nuns and later married a gay man. Talk about an issue packed segment! And it couldn’t come at a better time. I’m happy so much attention is being focused on the abuse scandal as Pope Francis plans his trip to the US.

Airing issues as the Pope is set to visit the US

This will be a conversation about sexuality and the church, as well as life as an ex-nun. The host is Nancy Redd, New York Times Bestselling Author of Body Drama: Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers and Diet Drama: Feed Your Body! Move Your Body! Love Your Body!

Clearly this will be a high-powered segment. These two women do not shy away from talking about difficult issues. I’m thrilled to be included in this important conversation.

Keeping the topic of the priest abuse scandal front and center during the Pope’s upcoming visit is of paramount importance to me. As an abuse survivor, and as an activist for protecting other children and women from being abused, I’m happy Francis has given the issue so much thought. But it’s important to keep it uppermost in his mind.

Please watch this important segment

I hope all of you can take time to watch today. Please pass this message on to friends and family so that they too can learn about this vital topic. There are social sharing buttons below the post so that you can easily email it, or post to your followers on Twitter, Facebook, or other favorite social media sites.

And, as always, I invite you to leave a comment below to let me know what you think about the show, about my book and anything else you’d like to share about the Priest abuse scandal. I’m also here to answer any questions you may have about healing from and stopping abuse.

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