Here’s me, doing my bit to participate weekly in Kelly’s Seven Quick Takes over at This Ain’t the Lyceum.
This Week’s Resources for Catholic Trauma Survivors
Takes. Best described as quick. Seven of them.
- McCarrick whistleblower: At last, somebody was going to pay attention to what I had to say. Heads up: I have not read the McCarrick report. I know it would just be too triggering for me. I did read this article, though, and I wanted to share it here because it’s a reminder of how much any truth-teller is up against when it comes to speaking up about abuse. Do you want that to change? Then if someone discloses abuse to you, do something right away. Call the police. You can’t get in trouble for voicing a concern, but you can get in eternal trouble for turning a blind eye.
- A sexual abuse survivor finds a ‘reckoning’ in McCarrick report. This article gives you a sense of how survivors, no matter who abused us, walk in the same shadows.
- Also on OSV Newsweekly, yours truly got to interview Jim Wahlberg, Marge Fenelon, Scott Weeman and Sonja Corbitt about surviving the holiday gathering season when your family isn’t so healthily connected.
- Come, follow me: How to become a parent-shepherd.
- Moral injury: it’s not PTSD but some combat veterans find it just as devastating. Why am I including a link to an article about combat veterans? Because of moral injury: it’s my (admittedly uneducated) opinion that moral injury is what holds unrepentant child abusers back from the gift of repentance. That makes it worth studying from a family trauma survivor standpoint.
- The Fury of the Fatherless explores how the breakdown of the family, and especially the rise of absentee fatherhood, may be contributing to the current climate of unrest, specific to clashes between diametrically opposed groups that create a sense of family based on radical identity politics. Linking here because it’s another way to see the importance of healing family trauma; if we don’t, it will set fire to our homes and livelihoods.
- Want gospel journaling prompts for trauma survivors? If you missed it, please sign up here to get yours: there’s just one more coming out shortly.
Also, let me know how I may pray for you? Meanwhile, make sure you give Kelly & the SQT crew a look see.