• The Bible

    Fact or Fiction?

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  • The Monarchy

    The Roman Empire

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  • The Scandal

    It’s still going on.

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  • Resources

    Ignorance is no excuse.

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  • One Parish

    St. Peter Parish in Geneva, Illinois

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Landa Mauriello-Vernon

An account from Crosses: Portraits of Clergy Abuse by Carmine Galasso My name is Landa Mauriello-Vernon. I’m thirty-one years old. When I was seventeen year’s old I attended a private all-girls academy in Connecticut. During my senior year I was sexually assaulted by one of the nuns, who was my religion and morals teacher. It started the Continue Reading

Ben Rodriguez

Ex-Priest Claims Molestation by Childhood Priest Story of Ben Rodriguez Written by Gillian Flaccus (AP) April 20, 2009 ORANGE, Calif. – A former Roman Catholic priest files a lawsuit Monday claiming that as a teenager in Southern California he was abused by a priest who was his mentor. Ben Rodriguez, who left the priesthood in Continue Reading

Steve Theisen

The 9 Year Old and the Nun by Steve Theisen “Sister, why do you wear that ring?” as a 9-year-old, I asked. “Because I’m married to Jesus,” she answered. This nun, my fourth grade teacher, wore the brown Franciscan habit with the cross of Jesus around her neck. I trusted the Catholic Church at 9 Continue Reading

Lindy Morelli

Through a Crucible to Springtime by Lindy Morelli I hope with all my heart to be able to share this story with you so that it will be a source of encouragement and solace. It is my story; more aptly, the part of my story which is about my being assaulted by a Catholic priest Continue Reading

Bill Gately

Be Careful What You Wish For By Bill Gately, SNAP Co-Regional Coordinator for New England Delivered at a Voice of the Faithful Meeting Middleboro, MA – January 2003 (Attribution to SNAP and bishopaccountability.org) The title of my brief remarks is “Be careful what you wish for”. To stand here in front of you drains my energy because I Continue Reading

Arthur Austin

Speech at the First Release of Shanley Documents Given by Arthur Austin at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston on April 8, 2002 (Attribution to bishop-accountability.org) (This is the full text; provided by the author, of a speech excerpted in the Boston Globe in their feature on the first release of documents from the Boston archdiocesan Continue Reading

Thomas Roberts

TV Anchor: I was Sexually Abused by Catholic priest By Thomas Roberts Published on CNN.com on March 9 2007 Editor’s note: Thomas Roberts has been a Headline News anchor since 2001. In this story, he discusses being sexually abused by a Catholic priest as a teenager. ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) – I became a victim of Continue Reading

Cynthia Desrosiers

The Truth, and My Voice By Cynthisa Desrosiers, survivor and activist Augusta, Maine on June 3, 1999 (Attribution to SNAP and bishopaccountability.org) I have come to see that the decision to file a lawsuit in a sexual abuse case is as individual a decision as the circumstance of each incident of abuse are unique. For me, going the Continue Reading