Separating Fact from Fiction in the Sexual Abuse Crisis
Below are resources and articles on the reality of sexual abuse in the church. Psychologist Fr. Gerald McGlone, SJ will be presenting on this issue in the main church on Sunday, September 30 after the 12pm Mass.
Gerard J. McGlone, S.J., Ph.D. is the Associate Director for Protection of Minors for the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM). This organization serves the 16,000 religious priests and brothers in the United States. He was recently the Chief Psychologist and the Director of Counseling Services, faculty and staff psychologist at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Fr. McGlone has been Executive Director at several major treatment centers for clergy and religious in the United States-Saint John Vianney Center and Guest House, Inc. He currently is a liaison and consultant with the USCCB (United Sates Catholic Conference of Bishops), the Papal Commission for the Protection of Minors and many other religious orders and dioceses.
Six Myths About Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church – Psychology Today article
The Judas Within: A Look at the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church – Christopher Chan & Brenda Scott-Ladd
On Carrying A Scandal Biblically – Ronald Rolheiser
Four lessons learned from treating Catholic priest sex offenders – Thomas G. Plante