Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Time for Healing

The Jerry Sandusky trial is over.  The guilty verdicts have been delivered.  If the news trucks have not all packed up and gone already they will soon.  It is time for them to move on to the next story. It … Continue reading

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Verdicts for the Innocent

Two trials in Pennsylvania that revolved around the issue of child sex abuse were decided today, and both of them were a victory for victims and survivors of abuse, as well as for the country as a whole.  This afternoon … Continue reading

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Betrayal of the Fathers

As a young boy I believed in Jesus.  I believed in Santa Claus.  I believed that my mother knew what was true and what was not.  I believed that priests, nuns, and bishops were holy people who had a special connection … Continue reading

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As the Trial Winds Down

The emotional toll of the Jerry Sandusky trial will soon be in the past and a disturbing public story of child sex abuse will be out of the newspapers and the limelight, possibly in less than a week. The question … Continue reading

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Taking the Stand

The Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial is triggering me in ways that I never expected.  Each time I hear or read the words of the abused boys–now young men–I get choked up and tears form at the corners of … Continue reading

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Keep Fighting

Last Tuesday’s recall election was not the end of the world and it was not the end of the Wisconsin Uprising.  As devastating as it felt at the time it was in retrospect simply the beginning of the next phase.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Letter to Scott Walker on Ciara Matthews

Dear Governor Walker, Here it is, only three days after you survived the recall election and three days after you stood in front of your supporters and media and told all of Wisconsin that you wanted to put the past … Continue reading

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