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Will the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis ever end? That's a question everyone has been asking since the latest wave of news in 2018.

In Deliver Us, host Maggi Van Dorn is a Catholic committed to healing the church from the inside. She wants to know: How did this happen? And what, if anything, can we do to help? Hear from experts, advocates, and survivors to learn what the church can do to move forward. Because you can’t fix something until you know how it’s broken.

Meet the Podcast Team

If you have been affected by the sex abuse crisis, there are resources to help and support you. You can find your diocesan Victim Assistance coordinator here.

Episode 12: What’s Mine to Do and Not Somebody Else's?

 

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Past episodes

Ep 1

How Can I Remain Catholic?

On our debut episode of “Deliver Us,” Maggi Van Dorn asks: How can I stay in a church where so many children have been hurt? Not everyone does.

Ep 2

How's Your Celibate Life Going?

In our second episode of “Deliver Us,” we look at two suspected causes of the sex abuse crisis: celibacy and gay priests.

Ep 3

Is the Church Still Covering Up Abuse?

In this episode of “Deliver Us” we ask: Is the church still covering up abuse?

Ep 4

Are the reforms working?

In this episode, we look at the reforms the U.S. Catholic Bishops drafted after the sexual abuse crisis of 2002. How did these new rules change things for Catholics in parishes around the country?

Ep 5

Survivor Stories: David Clohessy

For the next two weeks, “Deliver Us” will feature four episodes where sex abuse survivors have a chance to tell their stories, in their own words. This episode shares the story of David Clohessy.

Ep 6

Survivor Stories: The Fortney Sisters

For the next two weeks, “Deliver Us” will feature four episodes where sex abuse survivors have a chance to tell their stories, in their own words. This episode shares the story of the Fortney Sisters.

Ep 7

Survivor Stories: Marie Collins

For the next two weeks, “Deliver Us” will feature four episodes where sex abuse survivors have a chance to tell their stories, in their own words. This episode shares the story of Marie Collins.

Ep 8

Survivor Stories: Michael Mack

For the next two weeks, “Deliver Us” will feature four episodes where sex abuse survivors have a chance to tell their stories, in their own words. This episode shares the story of Michael Mack.

Ep 9

What Does Justice Look Like for Survivors?

In this episode of “Deliver Us,” we’re asking what justice looks like for survivors. What does the church need to do? What models of justice can we look to in this unique crisis?.

Ep 10

What Can We Do to Hold Bishops Accountable?

In this week's episode, we are looking at what the church can do to hold its bishops accountable.

Ep 11

How Can We Shift Power in the Church?

What is clericalism and how can we recognize it when we see it?

Interviewees

Marie Collins

 

Marie Collins

Abuse survivor, advocate

Kathleen McChesney

 

Kathleen McChesney

Author and former FBI agent

Martin Baron

 

Martin Baron

Editor, The Washington Post

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