Seeking the Truth: Clergy Sex Abuse on Cape Cod

  • From Cape Cod to Congo: Shining a Light on Clergy Abuse

    June 19, 2020 by

    By Sarah E. Murphy Life couldn’t be more different now than when I last wrote. In January of 2020, the year held much promise, and despite all that has transpired since, I still believe that. The onset of the global pandemic almost seems like a distant memory here in the United States, for those on… Read more

  • 2019: A Year to Remember

    January 1, 2020 by

    By Sarah E. Murphy It’s a new year and a new decade, but I’m still reflecting on 2019.  Over the past twelve months, my life has changed and my world has expanded, in countless ways. After working secretly with Dan Sherwood, a clergy sex abuse survivor from my hometown, who has since become a trusted… Read more

  • Heroes in the Light: Honoring #AllSurvivorsDay

    November 3, 2019 by

    By Sarah E. Murphy November 3 is #AllSurvivorsDay, an international day recognizing survivors of sexual abuse wherever it occurs – at home, school, church, the military, on college campuses and sports teams – with the goal of bringing awareness and change by shedding light on the widespread nature of the issue. Since I began my investigation… Read more

  • Return to Rome: The Journey Continues

    October 27, 2019 by

    By Sarah E. Murphy I recently returned from a two-week trip to Italy – a personal and professional pilgrimage of sorts – following a year of independently investigating clergy sex abuse on Cape Cod. The pervasiveness of the issue cannot be overstated. It is a public safety crisis that goes far beyond my hometown, my… Read more

  • Clergy Sex Abuse on Cape Cod: A Survivor Speaks

    March 12, 2019 by

    Dan Sherwood proudly became an altar boy at St. Anthony’s Parish shortly after moving to Falmouth in 1977 when he was nine. For the next decade, he was sexually and emotionally abused by Monsignor Maurice Souza. When Dan decided it was finally time to share his experience, he asked Sarah to tell his story. Read… Read more

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