Diocesan Review Boards Faces Ongoing Challenges

According to the Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, U.S. Catholics at every level need to guard against “a tendency for complacency” toward the sex abuse crisis.

Sexual Abuse Survivors Hope, Pray for Healing

When Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated a Mass of Hope and Healing for survivors of sexual abuse by the clergy, the mood was pensive. After all, this had not been done before in this diocese. It was difficult to judge what the reactions would be.

Up Front and Personal

Facing Abuse? Don’t Do It Alone!

Most of us at one time or another has probably seen the many prescription medicine commercials that remind us: “Depression touches everyone in the family.” How very sadly true this can be. Often we fail to fully realize or appreciate how one person’s problems can so powerfully impact those he or she loves.

Mass Will Offer Healing To Sex Abuse Survivors

It’s not easy to step forward and accuse a member of the clergy of sexual abuse – especially when that clergyman is a close friend of the family. That was the personal experience of two survivors of clergy sexual abuse who spoke about their experiences on In the Arena, the WOR radio show hosted by Msgr. Kieran Harrington and shown on NET-TV.

Praying with Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Our Diocese of Brooklyn is committed to the spiritual and emotional well-being of victims who become survivors, and what an important way to begin with this focus group of survivors who have shared with us what would be meaningful to them.