2019: A Year to Remember

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 trustedContinue reading “2019: A Year to Remember”

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”

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”