Heroes in the Light: Honoring #AllSurvivorsDay

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 investigationContinue reading “Heroes in the Light: Honoring #AllSurvivorsDay”

Return to Rome: The Journey Continues

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, myContinue reading “Return to Rome: The Journey Continues”

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”