As a practicing Catholic, I am in the midst of Holy Week, a time when my faith finds expression in solemn remembrance and beautiful liturgy. It’s one of…
In listening to the voices of survivors, I have made a real effort to connect with women and men who represent many perspectives, including in the way…
Happy spring everyone! (As I write this email, I am looking out my window at a field of freshly-fallen snow; that’s Wisconsin spring for you!) Here’s…
In my own journey over the past three and half years, I have been profoundly changed by listening to the voices of abuse survivors, many of whom have…
I am honored to share these further reflections on the topic of trust. (If you missed Part 1, you can find that here: Survivors’ Voices: Trust.) Please…
Last week, I attended a conference related to sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, and we had many conversations around the theme of trust. In that…
Welcome to the February edition of the In Spirit and Truth Reading Roundup, with news, analysis, and reflections related to the twin crises of sexual…
Last week’s post on shame was powerful and thought-provoking, and I am honored to be able to share some additional perspectives today. I also want to…
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Welcome friends! I'm Sara. I am a Catholic lay woman writing about the twin crises of sexual abuse and institutional betrayal in the Catholic Church. I focus on lifting up the voices of survivors and calling my Church to do better. Will you join me?

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