Tag Archives: sexual abuse

Eric’s Legacy of Hope: Guest Post

This post was written and submitted by my cousin Janelle Stamm, and is her open and honest journey of faith. Like so many, our family was shattered by the betrayal of clergy sexual abuse, but the power of hope is stronger even than death. I was profoundly impacted by her story, and I think you willRead More

It is Absolutely my Business

It is Absolutely my Business

Kansas.com I type the name into the address bar, and breathe in. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8…hold 2, 3, 4… I’m beginning to recognize the physical signs of an impending panic attack, and have learned to use breathing techniques to ward them off. But it doesn’t always work. “Kansas priest removed fromRead More

It wasn’t really about the birds and the bees…

It wasn’t really about the birds and the bees…

“Catherine, we need to talk. You know, sometimes, when you see the cats in the yard, and it looks like they’re wrestling on top of each other? Well, they’re not really wrestling. They’re…” Ohmygodohmygodohmygod…He is NOT talking to me about this! I can’t believe this is happening. This is so embarrassing. Don’t look at him.Read More

Don’t Underestimate Your Emotional Backstory

Don’t Underestimate Your Emotional Backstory

Olympic Judo hopeful Kayla Harrison is an incredible athlete. Her strength and skill have propelled her to the top of her sport, and earned her a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in London. But according to this NPR segment, she’s sometimes frustrated at the motives behind the bright spotlight: “Do I wish that everyone wouldRead More

When the Cameras Leave: My Thoughts on the Sandusky Trial

When the Cameras Leave: My Thoughts on the Sandusky Trial

Right now, all eyes are on Penn State. Nearly every media outlet is eager to cover the monstrosity that is Jerry Sandusky. The stories are horrific. The cover up, inexcusable. Am I surprised? No. Sad? Yes. There was a time when my family was in the national spotlight (Oprah canceled on my mom, and I’veRead More