Clergy Sexual Abuse

March 15, 2020
A Person with a bible and a wooden cross on a table.

California passes the “Child Victims Act”

Statutes of limitations are laws that require a lawsuit to be filed within a certain amount of time. Failure to file the lawsuit within the specified […]
December 17, 2019
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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
An elderly woman wiping away tears under her glasses, the image is in black and white and it seems that she is deeply sad.

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
A sign that states, "Next in life for Confession."

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
A photograph of rosary beads with the cross. The beads & cross are a red wood with the twine lacing them together. The twine is a deep brown that braids around the beads.

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 […]