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”

Clergy Sex Abuse on Cape Cod: A Survivor Speaks

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. ReadContinue reading “Clergy Sex Abuse on Cape Cod: A Survivor Speaks”