It’s time for change

Many of you may have seen posts about All Survivors Day yesterday.     Now what? It’s time for change.  It’s time for action. The past two years have been a whirlwind of news about child sexual assault and cover-ups. The scandal is being exposed everywhere—churches, sports, camps, organizations, public and private schools. If you think […]

Joelle said WHAT?

Joelle yacks about a lot of stuff in a lot more places than just this blog. So, for those of you who can’t get enough  … The San Jose Mercury News interviewed me about J. Patrick Foley, one of the priests in “the San Diego Eight” list. The Pacific Daily News asked me about more […]

UPDATED 5/18: PA State Grand Jury Investigates Six Catholic Dioceses: What you need to know

UPDATED 5/24 PA’s Catholic Dioceses receive copies of 884-page report. Public release slated for June. PA’s Catholic Dioceses have said they “won’t block the release” of the Grand Jury report. Bishop says that the report contains information that is “difficult to hear.”   UPDATED 5/9 Bishop Trautman Smells Blood in the Water – His Own […]

#MeToo: Making a Movement

Yesterday, I was a featured speaker at UCI Law School’s series on the #MeToo movement. Our discussion: Victims of child sexual abuse and sexual assault have been empowered to speak out about what happened to us. But what do we do to change the systemic problem in our institutions that made this abuse and cover-up […]