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SPOTLIGHT on Child Sexual Abuse

Several of Darkness to Light’s staff members went to see the movie Spotlight on opening night in Charleston. The film covers the investigative reporting of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team in exposing the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. We work at an organization committed to empowering adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and are immersed in the problem of sexual abuse. Yet despite our daily exposure to the issue, we left the theater without uttering a single word to each other. We walked dumbstruck to our cars, each lost …

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Pope Francis – “God weeps for the sexual abuse of children”

Excerpt from People.com Pope Francis spent part of his final day in Philadelphia meeting with past victims of child sexual abuse, promising retribution against those culpable for the Catholic church scandal that reached a fever pitch in the early 2000s. The pope expressed his warning to American bishops accused of covering up for sexually abusive priests at the start of a 30-minute meeting at the San Carlo Borromeo seminary on Sunday, according to Head Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi. In the half hour meeting, the pontiff …

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What’s in a Name? A Welcome to Pope Francis

Smoke was a big topic of conversation at Darkness to Light HQ yesterday afternoon: specifically, the color of the smoke coming from the Sistine Chapel. As gray smoke turned to white, the D2L team gathered together to watch Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina become the first Pope Francis. According to news sources, the name Francis is an interesting and possibly telling choice. St. Francis of Assisi is revered as a champion of the poor, one of the people – a man called to repair a …

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