Victim/Survivor Resources For Processing The Crisis in The Church
In speaking with victim/survivors the past few years, we see a glimmer of hope in the TRUTH that is coming to light. There is, however, confusion and conflicting information. Many of you have asked for help in finding information you can trust. Below are information links for your review. Our hope is that this will give you reliable material to navigate these changing times.
Sue Stubbs MS, NCC
Director, Victim Assistance Program
The Catholic Church worldwide is in the midst of a storm of confusion and hurt. We do see a glimmer of hope in the TRUTH that is coming to light…as Jesus, who is the Way the Truth and the Life, has always promised. Below is a recording of Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s homily from the Mass of Reparation – Calm in the Storm held at the Cathedral of Christ the King April 10, 2019 to pray for the emotional, physical and spiritual healing of the Church as a whole and especially for the victims of abuse and their families.
Bishop’s Third Party Reporting System (11/16/19)
Pope’s point man on abuse to U.S. Church (11/15/19)
Walker Percy’s ‘Why Are You A Catholic?’ (10/23/18)
Loss of trust (10/4/18)
A psalm for sexual abuse (9/20/18)
Websites & Healing Organizations
Mission Statement: We are a dedicated group of survivors abused by clergy. Our mission is to reconcile our faith with the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual harm done to us. We wish to reach out to all who have suffered from any tragic event that has left your hearts broken and your faith shaken, just like ours. Together, we can raise our voices, tell our stories and provide healing information to help make our Church and society a better place for all. We invite you to join us on our collective healing journey.
Mission Statement: The Maria Goretti Network family reaches out to abuse victims, their families, and to those who support our recovery, with God’s love as witnessed in the life of Maria Goretti.