Mary Dispenza celebrates the visit of Pope Francis to the US with a special offer and another plea for action on priest sex abuse.
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?”
Sunday June, 28th I was at Island Books, in the beautiful village of Mercer Island, Washington, to read some selections from my memoir, SPLIT: A child, a priest and the Catholic Church. At my readings, I always spend some time talking about the issues survivors face. The last few months gave us lots to talk […]