What is the Role of Civil Law in Addressing the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis?

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Monday, April 8, 12:30 PM
University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis
Please join the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy for a series of conversations in which we reflect on different facets of the current crisis. Featuring Kathleen McChesney, Ph.D., CEO of Kinsale Management Consulting, and former Executive Director of the USCCB Office of Child Protection; Tom Johnson, partner at Gray Plat Mooty Law Firm, volunteer ombudsperson for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and former Hennepin County Attourney; and Timothy O’Malley, Director of the Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Register at https://link.stthomas.eu/role-of-law.

What Does it Mean to be a Member of the Body of Christ?

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Monday, March 4, 7:30 PM
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul
Please join the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy for a series of conversations in which we reflect on different facets of the current crisis. Featuring John Carr, Founder and Director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University; Amy Uelmen, Lecturer at Georgetown University Law Center; and Fr. Reginald Whitt, O.P., former School of Law Professor and Tribunal official in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Register at https://link.stthomas.edu/who-is-the-church.

Grief to Grace: Healing the Wounds of Abuse

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Sunday, February 24 - Friday, March 1

Grief to Grace is a program helping victims of abuse to discover spiritual healing and transformation, led by a professionally trained team, and based on a strong Christian foundation and solid psychological principles. It was created to end the isolation and secret pain of abuse victims within a supportive and confidential retreat setting. Participants will embark upon a 5-day restorative journey of faith to find healing through living scriptures, journaling, group activities, and therapeutic counseling. It is a pilgrimage – meant to stop the emotional chaos of abuse, find a new beginning through Christ and in so doing, replace the suffering with a life capable of love and happiness that was lost as a victim of abuse.

“The communal experience of healing, seeing and feeling each other’s pain was profound. Validating was so powerful. I felt that our safety was considered at all levels.”

Register

Limited registration remains for the February 24—March 1 retreat. To register, email diane@grieftograce.org or call 612-440-7247.

Learn More

Visit www.grieftograce.org or call local psychologist/facilitator Nancy Blume at 612-819-3931.