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.

2018 Articles

2018 Articles


Archbishop Gregory updates Catholics on fall bishops’ assembly, abuse crisis  (12/6/18)


U.S. bishops’ meeting has echoes, and differences, from 2002 gathering (11/24/18)


2002 USCCB Presidential Address (2018)


Priests, deacons, seminarians and religious with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors  (11/6/18)


Abuse crisis, day of discernment, prayer top agenda for Baltimore meeting  (11/4/18)


Archbishop answers important questions from parishioners regarding abuse crisis  (11/1/18)


Walker Percy’s ‘Why Are You A Catholic?’  (10/23/18)


St. Mary Magdalene parishioners hold prayer vigil for abuse survivors  (10/18/18)


Loss of trust  (10/4/18)


Church plans third-party abuse reporting system, code of conduct  (9/27/18)


A psalm for sexual abuse  (9/20/18)


After meeting with pope, cardinal hopeful about addressing crisis  (9/20/18)


State attorney general presses archdiocese for ‘new day of transparency’  (9/7/18)


The Senior Side: Our hearts are broken … again  (9/6/18)


Safe Environment director completes international child protection program  (9/6/18)


Archdiocese to have on-site audit this year  (9/6/18)


Taking on the challenge to restore confidence in the Church  (9/6/18)


Office of Child and Youth Protection seeks to protect, heal  (9/6/18)


Bishops of Atlanta province consider ways to lead in the face of crisis  (8/30/18)


Nuncio says U.S. bishops committed to addressing abuse scandal  (8/23/18)


“It made me angry” Northwest Georgia church leader reacts to PA grand jury report  (8/23/18)


What happened when a dad challenged his priest during Mass about the sex abuse crisis  (8/22/18)


A Word to the Faithful of the Archdiocese of Atlanta from Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory & en español.  (8/16/18)


Archbishop Gregory, other leaders urge inquiry into abuse claims against former cardinal  (8/10/18)


Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory’s statement in response to the resignation of Theodore McCarrick (8/9/18)

2017 Articles

Archbishop Gregory: Bishops ‘can never say we are sorry enough’ for tragedy of abuse  (6/15/17)

National conference for those who work for child protection held in Georgia  (3/10/2017)













































Websites & Healing Organizations

The Healing Voices

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.

Maria Goretti Network

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.

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