Clergy Sexual Abuse

December 17, 2019
Sexual Assault and Violence against women of color.

The Hope of Posttraumatic Growth: After the Nightmare is Over, Trauma Survivors May Experience Profound Positive Changes

Traumatic events haunt some people for their entire lives. Survivors who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may relive the trauma through flashbacks and dreams; they may […]
September 13, 2019
Intergenerational Trauma and PTSD

Enduring Legacies: The Causes and Consequences of Intergenerational Trauma

Trauma has the power to derail lives. People who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying or life-threatening event may experience chronic […]
June 13, 2019
Catholic Priests Silent on Sexual Abuse Confessions

Speak No Evil: Catholic Priests Remain Silent on Confessions of Sexual Abuse

The Catholic confessional: site of anguish, embarrassment, moral reckoning, redemption and relief. The Sacrament of Confession offers congregants around the world the opportunity to unburden their […]
May 14, 2019
Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Scandal

Catholic Church Mandates Reporting of Sexual Abuse

Victims assert law does not offer adequate protections Accusations of sexual abuse against Catholic clergy have been growing louder in recent years. Critics contend that the […]
March 6, 2019
Catholic Church Sexual Abuse

Your Cross to Bear: The Crushing Consequences of the Catholic Church’s Silence on Sexual Assault Survivors

Tell the truth. For many, this was our first moral lesson. If we commit a wrong, honesty allows us to take responsibility for our actions and […]