A Clergy-Abuse Survivor’s Prayer-Service Reflection

Mike Hoffman, Founder On August 26, 2018, as the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report and news of former-Cardinal McCarrick’s predatory behavior was just hitting the news, Mike Hoffman addressed a prayer services focused on healing in the Church which had been scheduled for months prior to the summer news revelations. That speech is reprinted here, now.… Read More A Clergy-Abuse Survivor’s Prayer-Service Reflection

A Survivor’s Testimony at the Bishop’s Baltimore Conference: T. Pitt Green

On November 11, 2018, Teresa Pitt Green, a survivor of clergy abuse as a child and teen, provided testimony during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ day of prayer at their General Assembly held in Baltimore, Maryland. Her testimony is provided here for our readers, along with a link to the prayer service the USCCB… Read More A Survivor’s Testimony at the Bishop’s Baltimore Conference: T. Pitt Green

A Survivor’s Testimony at the Bishop’s Baltimore Conference: Luis A. Torres, Jr.

On November 11, 2018, Luis A. Torres, Jr., a survivor of clergy abuse as a child, provided testimony during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ day of prayer at their General Assembly held in Baltimore, Maryland. His testimony is provided here for our readers, along with a link to the prayer service the USCCB posted… Read More A Survivor’s Testimony at the Bishop’s Baltimore Conference: Luis A. Torres, Jr.

Advice from Clergy-Abuse Survivors for the Church

Katie Scott, a Catholic journalist who has been covering the inspiring stories offered by clergy-abuse survivors, recently published in The Catholic Sentinel (September 4, 2018) an article entitled “Advice from Survivors for Fellow Catholics,” which warrants a quick read by our readers. “The lacerating grand jury report on sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania and… Read More Advice from Clergy-Abuse Survivors for the Church

The Unique Gifts Survivors Offer to Fellow Catholics

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder * Survivors of abuse by clergy reflect the face of Christ as Victor over all evil, even evil rooted however transitorily in sacred space and dressed like a priest. Our stories are about resilience sustained by a Savior searching tirelessly for each of us in every destitute and wounded state—even where… Read More The Unique Gifts Survivors Offer to Fellow Catholics

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