National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Safety Should Be an Everyday Issue

By Sarah E. Murphy Here in the United States, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Meanwhile, in Vatican City, and around the world, Pope Francis continues his publicity tour of denial and deflection on the topic of clergy sex abuse. His words, no matter how vehemently stated, continue to contradict his purported beliefs andContinue reading “National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Safety Should Be an Everyday Issue”

A Current Affair: Italian Survivor Fights to End Rampant Clergy Sex Abuse

If you think clergy sex abuse is an evil of the past, meet 22-year-old Alessandro Battaglia of Milan. While it’s common for survivors to bury the memories of what they endured in an effort to protect themselves from further trauma, he has never forgotten what happened to him seven years ago. Alessandro is one ofContinue reading “A Current Affair: Italian Survivor Fights to End Rampant Clergy Sex Abuse”

Taking Back the Church: Clergy Sex Abuse Survivor Aims to Prevent Abuse on Cape Cod

Clergy sex abuse survivor Dan Sherwood isn’t waiting for the Catholic Church to change. Instead he’s joining the fight to prevent future victims. Dan and I met for several months beginning last fall before he eventually asked me to share his story in February. His motivation was twofold – a desire to pursue an authentic,Continue reading “Taking Back the Church: Clergy Sex Abuse Survivor Aims to Prevent Abuse on Cape Cod”