Pushing Back Against the Darkness

Dialogue between bishops and survivors

In May 2019, The Catholic University of America hosted a meaningful event in which twenty sexual abuse survivors and twenty bishops met in dialogue. This was a private event attended by Victim Assistance Coordinators and University scholars.

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Saturday, June 01, 2019
Pushing Back Against the Darkness
A quietly-held day of dialogue between abuse survivors and bishops at Catholic University on May 1, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Shepherds to a Wounded Flock: How Our Priests See the Crisis
A conversation with four local priests about the fallout of the abuse crisis—how it affects our priests, how it affects their ministry, and what it means for the future of the Church in the United States.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
The Way Forward: Principles for Effective Lay Action
What can the laity do to help address the crisis in the Church? That is the question our panelists will take up in this, our fourth and final conference, in our series on "Healing the Breach of Trust.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Church in Crisis: A Panel Discussion in Chicago
A panel of faculty experts contextualize the crisis, discuss its impact, and lead a question-and-answer session about how the University can help the Church move forward.
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Church in Crisis: A Panel Discussion in Pittsburgh
As more states open investigations, Catholics are pained by the possibility of the scandal being even more widespread and want to know how they can help. As a community, we look for answers and yearn for reform and healing.
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
What’s Really Going On? The Root Causes of the Current Crisis
The third of a series of conferences hosted by The Catholic University of America on the Church’s current crisis.
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
The Role of the Laity in Responding to the Crisis: Theological and Historical Foundations
The Catholic University of America has been hosting a day of talks, which will constitute the second of a series of planned conferences on the Church’s current crisis. 
Monday, November 19, 2018
Healing the Breach of Trust
The first in a series of four conferences on the current iteration of the abuse crisis in the Church. This session focuses on the role of the media in investigating, reporting, and framing our understanding of the crisis.

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