Back on Ash Wednesday I took the next big step in my journey back to God and to being a better Catholic. The first thing I did was to go to the Ash Wednesday service, something I had not done since I was kid. 701 more words
Tags » Clergy Abuse
“When you teach your child to undervalue some people, they soon will be able to undervalue all including their parents.”
-Jean-Luc Picard (ST:TNG Chain of Command Pt.2)830 more words
Agudath Yisrael of America, the Catholic Church, and Boy Scouts of America have been fighting fiercely against efforts to eliminate the criminal and civil statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse, and open a one year retroactive window for civil cases that have exceeded their statute of limitation, because they each know full well that for decades they’ve been responsible for the abuse of countless children, and the coverup of those crimes. 1,009 more words
As I once read somewhere,
A religious upbringing can bring comfort.
It can also turn a child’s life into a living hell.
Barbara Blaine understood this as much as any of us who experienced sexual abuse at the hands of the church while we were children. 473 more words