Fighting Sexual Abuse

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August 12-19, 2013 Podcast

Hans Zollner, S.J., the director of the Centre for Child Protection at the Gregorian University, talks about the Vatican's efforts to stop sexual abuse and the challenges of adapting Vatican policy in different cultures worldwide. For more on the centre's e-learning curriculm, visit www.elearning-childprotection.com.

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sheila gray
4 years 2 months ago

Dear Hans Zollner, S.J.: Thank you for what you are doing; this is the first I am hearing of your efforts. I am addressing you as a clergy sex abuse survivor. These words I speak on behalf of all CSA's, because each of us shares the same experiences before & after coming forward: fear, shame, nausea, despair, anger, faithlessness, confusion, and spiritual abandonment. I ask that you consider the establishment of a Healing Center, or that some university, or hospital, or some other organization establish a Healing Center for catholic sex abuse survivors. Please understand that I am not a professional in any way. I am the founder and creative director of a video production company in Nashville, Tennessee ( www.livingthegreen.tv) that I started 3 years ago with my son, James Kelley. My daughter, Liz Kelley, is a recent graduate of Loyola Law School and is at this very moment sitting for the 3rd day of the CA Bar Exam. She starts her dream job on Monday as a public defender in Orange County, CA. I'm telling you this so you won't see me as some "nut job." I have started a FB Page about such a Healing Center ( www.facebook.com/theopengate ) to begin a discussion about these important issues. I hope you will think about a Healing Center, and feel free to contact me at anytime.

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