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Howdy Doody and the Next Big Step

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

Faith

Why is There Sex Abuse in Churches & Charities ?

Sam Leith: The Oxfam sex scandal shows why doing good should never save you from scrutiny.

the Evening Standard, Feb 12, 2018 507 more words

Legion Of Christ

My Neighbour: ST: TNG Chain of Command the value of the other

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)

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Spirituality

Scandal...Yet Again

Just when the dust appeared to have settled, the Catholic Church sex scandal has expanded to a new venue.  This time the setting is Australia.  The proportions are massive. 390 more words

Christian

Busting Some Myths About The Child Victims Act

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

A Cold Winter's Night

Since actress Alyssa Milano inquired over last weekend how many women have been sexually assaulted or harassed close to one million women, have responded with #Me too.  688 more words

Spiritual Memoir

A Woman of Conviction, Courage & Comfort – Barbara Blaine

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

Child Sexual Abuse