When I launched the In Spirit and Truth Survivors’ Voices series in July 2021, I knew that I wanted to create a space for victim-survivors to speak in their own words and tell their own stories. Through my work with Awake Milwaukee, I am honored to be able to personally connect with many people who have experienced sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, but I know that many of my fellow Catholics do not have that same opportunity. So, this blog series is meant to be one small way to make sure all people can listen to and learn from survivors - and hopefully be transformed by what they hear.
I wish more church folks would get this right here: “The institution of the Church doesn’t need your protection, people do.”
Thank your for this good read.