See that nice man, holding the little girl’s hand? That’s the priest who abused me and thirty other children. See this friendly smile? That belonged to the late Father Michael Cody, whose name was among 77 abusive priests just released by the Seattle Archdiocese. The Church is Still in Denial on Abuse – Unsurprising, yet […]
Pope Francis’ visit to the US had me scrambling. Along with others who’ve spoken out about the need for change in the Catholic Church. I had three calls for interviews just before and then during the Pope’s visit. Here are audio clips from two of those. Seattle’s KUOW had me on to talk specifically about […]
Unique view of the Priest Abuse Scandal today on HuffPostLive: former nun and abuse survivor Mary Dispenza, and Mary Pflum Peterson, child of an abused nun.
There one sits in the pew, getting a good look at the inevitably genial-appearing man performing the sacraments and delivering a suitably serious yet broadly accessible sermon message, and the thought is inevitable—“So, is this one a child abuser too?”