Tag: Survivors of Clergy Sex Abuse

Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 9: David Clohessy Discusses Recent Catholic News

Episode 9: David Clohessy, a survivor of clergy sexual abuse and the former national director of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), joins us again to discuss the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops fixating on “policies, protocols, and procedures” without any “actual day-to-day change in how they behave,” as well as why he thinks Bishops are spending their vast dollars “not to protect kids, not to help victims, but to protect themselves and their reputations and their careers.”

Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 8: Interview with David Clohessy

Episode 8: A survivor of clergy sexual abuse and prominent advocate for survivors, David Clohessy, discusses why he began advocating for other survivors, as well as talking about an organization which he is a part of and formerly led, SNAP – The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests – before telling us why “only vigilance protects the vulnerable.”

Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 7

Episode 7: We talk about a prominent judge in New York who recently revealed his sexual abuse by a doctor in hopes of inspiring others to report, as well as a bill that extends the statute of limitations within Rhode Island but is receiving negative feedback from survivors, and a recently published survey of Americans about the Catholic sexual abuse crisis within the country.

Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 6

Episode 6: We discuss a meeting with all of the Catholic Bishops in the United States that is focused on the sexual abuse crisis within the church, as well as some accusations against the head of that conference, while also talking about the $10 million plus that the church has spent lobbying against laws that would benefit survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

Law that Heals Podcast – Ep. 4: Interview with Jane Doe MA

Episode 4: A survivor of sexual abuse by Fr. Edmund Netter speaks out about her “duty to report,” her feelings during the reporting process, and why other survivors should “not wait as long as I did and suffer in silence.” For subtitles, please view this video on our Facebook. The Law that Heals Podcast is written…
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Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 3

In the third episode of the Law that Heals Podcast, dedicated towards discussing current events and self-care tips that are relevant to survivors of sexual abuse: we talk about an interview where several New Yorkers who survived sexual abuse by Scout Masters reveal their thoughts, a woman who ran 340 miles to raise money for abuse survivors, and the Iowa Attorney General’s decision to ask the 5 dioceses within Iowa to send his office information on clergy who have perpetrated abuse.

Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 2

The Law that Heals Podcast is a podcast discussing current events, organizations, research, and self-care tips relevant to survivors of sexual abuse.

On this episode, we take a look at some of the recent stories about the ongoing sexual abuse crisis within the Catholic Church, including the Diocese of Buffalo, NY’s compensation program.

Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 1

The Law that Heals Podcast is a podcast discussing current events, organizations, research, and self-care tips relevant to survivors of sexual abuse.

On this episode, we discuss bills and policies that will have an impact on survivors of sexual assault that are currently in the works, including the bill extending the Statute of Limitations in the state of New Jersey.

Effect of Clergy Sexual Abuse on Self-Identity

By: Tyler Aliperto and Patrick Noaker I don’t even know who I am,” said one survivor (Participant 508) due to the effects that being sexually abused by a priest as a child had on his self identity.   This is a feeling that many of our clients and many victims of clergy sexual abuse express…
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