Reclaiming Integrity Lost to Clergy Abuse

Introduction Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder * When Mike suggested I introduce his reflection (below) on the distressing news of seminarians and priests suffering the fate of our shared experience of abuse, I couldn’t understand why. What Mike has to share reflects, already, everything The Healing Voices Magazine stands for. In short, we come together to… Read More Reclaiming Integrity Lost to Clergy Abuse

Child Abuse Prevention Month – The Chicago Community Comes Together

Mike Hoffman, Founder  * I wish to express gratitude for a variety of successful events this April 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, which helped raise awareness of child abuse prevention efforts and  which will impact our community and ultimately serve to protect children from harm. Abuse of children can occur in a culture of silence, but,… Read More Child Abuse Prevention Month – The Chicago Community Comes Together

Pinwheel Awareness Event in Chicago’s Healing Garden

Here’s a look the last year’s (2017) Child Abuse Prevention Event in the Healing Garden of the Archdiocese of Chicago, including pinwheels for prevention and kind reflections by a renowned spiritual counsel for survivors of clergy abuse, Fr. Larry Dowling. (The 2018 Event will be posted soon….) Do you have videos of events to promote… Read More Pinwheel Awareness Event in Chicago’s Healing Garden

Our Healing Prayer Service: A Follow-Up Reaction

By Michael D. Hoffman I participated in a first-of-its-kind prayer service for abuse victims and for those they love, led by childhood sexual abuse victims/survivors from across the country. It was a truly transformative experience for me, and I hope it was for the others who participated in the prayer service as well. With the… Read More Our Healing Prayer Service: A Follow-Up Reaction

Bishops’ Mass of Prayer and Penance, A Round Table

On June 14, 2017, the United States Conference for Catholic Bishops opened its Plenary Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana, with a Mass of Prayer and Penance related to praying, also, for Healing of Survivors of Clergy Abuse. The homily was preached by Archbishop Wilton Gregory of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. What are your reflections on the… Read More Bishops’ Mass of Prayer and Penance, A Round Table