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Our Parish Gatherings to Discuss the Issues
     and to Offer Suggestions for Addressing
        our Church's Time of Crisis


                  Summary of the meeting discussions

Petition to the Bishops of the Seattle Archdiocese

 A Petition for Healing and Hope

Statements from Local Pastors

Fr. Matthew O’Leary - Holy Disciples, Puyallup - Homily, August 19, 2018
Fr. Matthew O'Leary - Bulletin Article, Sept 2, 2018
Fr. David Mullholland - St. Patrick, Tacoma
Fr. Mike McDermott - St. Charles Borromeo, Tacoma
Fr. Michael Ryan - St. James Cathedral, Seattle
Fr. Joseph Whitney- St. Joseph, Seattle

Statements from Bishops of the Church

Pope Francis Letter
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo Proposal, Galveston-Houston
Archbishop Peter Sartain Statement - August 17, 2018, Seattle
Archbishop Peter Sartain Letter -September 8-9, 2018, Seattle
Seattle Archdiocese Sexual Abuse Prevention Efforts
Bishop George Thomas Letter, Las Vegas
Cardinal DiNardo UPDATE
Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Boston
Bishop Robert Barron, Word on Fire UPDATE
Natiional Review Board Calls for Lay Leadership Amid Sexual Abuse Crisis

Catholic Newspapers, Magazines, and Online News Services

America Magazine
National Catholic Reporter
Catholic News Agency
National Catholic Register
Crux Now


Suggestions from a Survivor of Clergy Abuse

posted 8/28/18
last updated 10/13/18




Novena Prayer to Mary, Mother of the Church

Mary, Mother of the Church,
we stand before you 
shaken by the scandal and division in the Church that we love.

We pray for victims of abuse,
whose trust was betrayed
and whose innocence was shattered by members of the clergy.

We pray for those whose suffering was ignored
and for those who were silenced or disbelieved.

We pray for Church leaders,
that by putting the needs of the vulnerable first,
by acting with transparency,
and by always holding themselves accountable to God and to the People of God
they may regain the trust that has been broken.

We pray for ourselves, 
that the darkness and confusion we feel may give way to light.

May we find the way to justice, unity, healing, and hope,
through your Son, Jesus, our Lord. Amen.

Mary, refuge of sinners, pray for us.
Mary, comfort of the troubled, pray for us.
Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.

Image: The Mother of Sorrows
Window at St. James Cathedral, Seattle

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