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As an amateur writer, mother, wife and legal secretary for the past 25 years, my passion for the courage of clergy sex abuse victims, their families and mandated reporters, who made a choice to protect children, before their own career security and ego, has evolved over the past 5 years.

My husband, Michael, is a former Catholic high school teacher and coach, who was forced to make a career change without due process of the law. He will soon complete his Masters Degree in Special Education, his new-found passion. Our children, Nicole, Rachel, Brent and Laurel are a gift to us and all who meet them. We pray our children and the world's children will witness society correcting the wrongs committed against innocent children and families. Without justice, there will never be peace; without peace, faith and our country's laws are empty.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder -- PLEASE PROTECT OUR CHILDREN! There are too many unanswered questions being swept under the rug in our society, as evidenced by media reports involving the kidnap, rape and 18 years captivity of Jaycee Dugard, Melissa Huckaby, Chelsea King, Amber Dubois, the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and the international clergy sex abuse crisis. THIS IS A PUBLIC SAFETY CRISIS!

Saturday, July 3, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Our Children & Founding Fathers Are Watching! Benjamin Franklin's words of wisdom... "The opinions I have had its errors, I sacrifice to the public good."

Friday, May 21, 2010 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
WE ARE OUT OF TIME---PROTECT OUR CHILDREN! Why would any religious institution risk losing its tax-exempt status?

Friday, April 2, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Communication is About Action - Not Petty Gossip! Communication is about good faith action, not petty gossip! What are the expectations from the faithful in the pews as it relates to the clergy sex abuse crisis?

Thursday, April 1, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Stop Enabling the Tabloids & "Petty Gossip"! The most disappointing message in the midst of this year's Holy Week is Bill Donohue from the Catholic League of Religious and Civil Rights' advertisement in the New York Times, entitled Going for the Vatican Jugular

Friday, May 15, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Letter to University of Notre Dame In Support of President Barack Obama's Invitation to Speak--2009 Commencement The attacks by Catholic groups and political commentators directed toward the University, resemble the same public attacks that followed the public outcry of clergy sex abuse victims so that precious children would be safer in the future.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Doing the Right Thing -- Thank you Senator Specter! One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is exactly what Senator Specter did today.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Remembering Columbine's Children Remembering the 10 year anniversary of the tragic Columbine High School massacre, the lost children and families... God bless Columbine's community for showing us how to unite in crisis, with hope that children will be protected in the future.

Friday, January 9, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Crime's Smoking Gun - Children's Civil Rights Crime's smoking gun is our society's failures to protect the civil rights of all children.

Saturday, September 13, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Patterns of Political ENABLERS Are Set in Stone! Are government, law enforcement and judicial officials the true POLITICAL ENABLERS in the horrific clergy sex abuse crisis based on their ongoing failures to hold religious leaders accountable for violations of the law and sex crimes against God's most precious gift to the world, our children?

Friday, July 18, 2008 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Letter to American Bar Association -- Stop AG Muskasey! AG Muskasey represents the general public... how can he possibly represent President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Karl Rove, without violating laws of the land governing legal conflicts of interests?

Saturday, July 12, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is the Vatican A Safe Haven? Thank You President Bush! Is the Vatican now a Safe Haven because President Bush granted immunity in 2005 for sex crimes committed against children in the United States of America? Is anyone paying attention? Where is nationwide corrective legislation?

Wednesday, August 22, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clergy Sex Abuse - "LegalExperts" Seek Accountability from "Sexperts"! Please stop the "LegalExperts," hired by religious institutions from destroying the guaranteed freedoms to be safe from sex crimes, legal abuse, failures to protect and any type of abuse of the medical profession's liability insurance coverage.

Saturday, August 18, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
False Claims Act -- Are You a Victim Too? Did you know that the legal advisors representing your religious institution have the right to use private and confidential information, in a court of law, without your permission, LEGALLY, while religious institutions hold on to tax exempt and non-profit tax status?

Thursday, June 28, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
It is Time to CALL OFF THE DOGS! It is time for the U.S. Supreme Court to apply the same case law, constitutional rights and core values of morality in our society, those used in the Gore - Bush presidential election dispute and the Anna Nicole Smith legal fiasco, to the clergy sex abuse crisis and the denied civil justice of thousands of clergy sex abuse victims and their families.

Saturday, June 16, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Happy Anniversary U.S. Catholic Bishops! Two important anniversaries this weekend, ones we must never forget... the sudden disappearance of Father Ochoa, a Sonoma County priest and the denials of due process of US Catholic Bishops during an annual USCCB meeting in Los Angeles.

Thursday, May 17, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clergy Sex Abuse Victims - Prisoners in a Legal Web of Deceit & Freedom of Religion Abuse! Without full disclosure and accountability, victims of sex abuse will continue as prisoners in a legal web of deceit and freedom of religion abuse. Recent examples...

Friday, May 11, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
From the Eyes of a Mother. . . Clergy Sex Abuse Note to Pope Benedict: Our children are being raped.

Sunday, April 8, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will Society Learn From Past History? Society ignored the rights of children as revealed by the clergy sex abuse crisis. Fixing the wrongs committed against children and families DOES NOT include unexplained murders of accused sexual predators in jails and prisons, while awaiting due process of the law. Will Society Learn From Past History?

Saturday, March 31, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clergy Sex Abuse & Self-Serving Prophecies -- Are You an Enabler? Are you enabling those failing to protect children, obstructions of justice, failures to report or judicial abuse? You decide.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clergy Sex Abuse-TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION! "Mental Reservation" Church Doctrine and Freedom of Religion NEVER included sex abuse crimes, failures to report, obstructions of justice, perjury in any way, shape or form and/or free passes for sexual predators employed by politically connected religious institutions. TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION!

Saturday, March 17, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Do Political Bullies Continue to Interfere With Protections of Children? IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION? Political Bullies are diverting resources from legislation efforts that will guarantee and protect our children. Please write letters daily - some day, the right person will get one of our letters and will take charge of this horrific clergy sex abuse crisis.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sex Abuse Crisis - History in the Making - Will Our Children Witness Truths or Denials of Justice? Our children deserve to witness truths, without denials of justice. As a society, we can achieve educational goals of our children, without discouraging their public participation in matters of interest and safety.

Friday, January 12, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Many Forms of Terrorism The world continues to fight the war against terrorism, yet, how many individuals, legal, government, political or religious leaders have actually taken the time to analyze the serious life long disabilities and "terror" that children and families are forced to endure, without resources, due process or justice in a court of law?

Saturday, December 23, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Letter to Pope Benedict - From the Eyes of a Child... From the eyes of a child, should we fear speaing out, and if we choose to protect, will we be shown the way out?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Letter to Pope Benedict - Waves of Confusion-Penance is a Personal Choice--Not a Public Relations Tool! Public penance is NOT the answer - and will NEVER bring peace to the world. Justice and truth will bring peace to victims and non-victims. Penance requires a full understanding of what has occurred and without truth and full disclosure, the truths will never be known -- justice and peace will be denied.

Thursday, December 14, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Letter to Pope Benedict - Waves of Sadness Excommunication of Call to Action -- not the answer. Without justice there will never be peace and without peace, faith is empty.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Letter to Pope Benedict -- Waves of Faith, Hope and Love "The sexual abuse of minors is both a sin and a crime, and there is no place in the priesthood for those who have abused children" sent waves of hope throughout the world in just a matter of minutes, thanks to the Internet.

Friday, November 24, 2006 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sex Abuse Crimes -- From a Distance . . . From a distance... we all pray for peace but so many turn deaf ears to victims and families of sex crimes, left to seek justice, without public support.

Monday, November 20, 2006 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clergy Sex Abuse: Enough Is Enough! Nothing has changed since the clergy sex abuse crisis erupted five years ago. PLEASE let your voices be heard -- the protection of children and those who guard them as "mandated reporters" is at risk!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis: Letter to US Conference of Catholic Bishops - Stop the Erosion of Human Rights! Stop the Erosion of Human and Due Process Rights in Religious Institutions.

Saturday, October 14, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sex Abuse & Broken Promises - Does a Legal Conspiracy Exist? Sex abuse crimes, broken promises and legal advisors are not protecting children. Intimidating public participation in matters relating to the protections of children is a violation of anti- SLAPP legislation. Will attorneys advising the politically-connected and good 'ol boy networks be held accountable?

Thursday, October 12, 2006 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Letter to U.S. Congress - STOP THE OBSTRUCTIONS OF JUSTICE! Letter to U.S. Congress: We must stop the conflicts of interest and obstructions of justice. Our children deserve to be safe -- they cannot protect themselves and continue to fight politics and the good 'ol boy networks.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Connecting the Dots..." It is time to place the civil rights of children before religious, government and political influences. Begin "Connecting the Dots"....

Wednesday, October 4, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Beware of the WOLVES IN DISGUISE! Individuals in political, government and religious positions of authority have acted as "Wolves in Disguise" in prioritizing self-serving political agendas. The civil rights and protections of children have been ignored and violated. Who will take corrective action?

Thursday, September 28, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What Happened to Accountability in Our Society? Life may never be as simple for our children as it was for us -- unless of course, we demand accountability from ourselves and from those in positions of authority and trust.

Sunday, September 10, 2006 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"The Path" Without justice there will never be peace and without peace, faith and our country's laws are empty.

Saturday, August 19, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clergy Sex Abuse & The Tobacco Industry -- Both Harm Children! Clergy Sex Abuse & the Tobacco Industry share many commonalities. Both harm children. Both are Goliaths in our society. Both have denied wrongdoing. Time to demand accountability from those who have failed to protect children from dangers.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clergy Sex Abuse - What Has Happened to Our Country's Judges? A Kentucky Judge rules that the Kentucky Catholic Diocese must name victims in sex abuse lawsuits. Do Judges have the duty to rule in the interests of justice and protections of children OR assist religious institutions in minimizing damages for crimes committed against children? What Has Happened to Our Country's Judges?

Thursday, August 10, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clergy Sex Abuse - Sex Offenders & Mandated Reporters Who Failed to Protect Children - Now What? HUNDREDS of sex offenders who are employees of religious institutions also escaped criminal and civil sanctions based on attorney abuses of our country's laws relating to freedom of religion privileges. As a society, do our children and our children's children deserve to be placed at risk?

Friday, July 7, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clergy Sexual Abuse; Violence Against Children Act 2006 (VACA) - URGENT! The Violence Against Children Act 2006 will correct the wrongs committed againt victims of sex abuse crimes. Too many have been denied equal opportunity because of horrific sex abuse crimes. Please support correcting the wrongs in our society.... let your government and religious leaders hear your voice.

Thursday, June 29, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Clergy Sexual Abuse - Letter to U.S. Department of Justice" Letter to U.S. Department of Justice with a request for investigation and enforcement action on behalf of the People of the United States of America, with the hope of restoring trust, confidence and safety.

Monday, June 26, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clergy Sexual Abuse; Request for Immediate Government Intervention - Administration of Justice This letter is sent with the hope that as elected government leaders, you will investigate research and recommend IMMEDIATE federal and/or state government intervention in matters relating to the clergy sex abuse crisis that erupted in the United States in 2002.

Friday, June 23, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"What Happened to the Bishops - One Week Later?" God works mysteriously and he did it again this week when I found my e-mail box full of loving, caring and concerned responses supporting immediate corrective action for crimes relating to Soul Murder (clergy sex abuse). Thanks for touching the lives of so many through your public outcry, support and exercises of free speech, press and opinion.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"What Happened to the Bishops? The US Conference of Catholic Bishops met this past weekend June 15 through 17, 2006, in Los Angeles, California. Despite invitations to view a Survivors Quilt, meet survivors of abuse, their families and supportive members of the faithful, in a location directly across the street from the Bishops' hotel and meeting place, what happened to the Bishops?

Friday, June 16, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Survivors Quilt" The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is meeting this weekend in Los Angeles, California. Survivors of clergy sex abuse crimes are displaying a quilt of beautiful children who were sexually abused by employees of religious and/or private employers.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Witnesses Sought to Soul Murder..." An internet search will reveal the many efforts of media publications nationwide, demanding accountability for killings, kidnapping, fatal accidents, bank robberies and weapons of mass destruction.... Why does an internet search fail to reveal multiple efforts relating to "Witnesses Sought to Soul Murder (Clergy Sex Abuses)"?

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Let's Put Out One Fire Before Jumping to Another! Let's put out one fire at a time. Clergy sexual misconduct is a hot fire that has been burning for many years, then jump to immigration reform.

Sunday, May 21, 2006 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clergy Sex Abuse Scandals & Modern Day Hate Crimes Is there a connection between hate crimes and the clergy sex abuse scandals? You decide.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Society's Challenge - Answering the Scandals with Personal Holiness Society's biggest challenge is to correct the wrongs that have been committed against precious children and their families - the clergy sex abuse scandals. As a society, we can make the world a safer place for our children and their children.

Sunday, May 14, 2006 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Our Children Deserve More - When Will the Church Learn? The Catholic Church's recent attack against attorneys representing victims of clergy sex abuse crimes is a disgrace to the protections of children and adults. Our children deserve more -- when will the Church learn?

Thursday, April 13, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Hidden Blessings" Clergy Sex Abuse Scandals Require Nationwide Legislation for Immediate Corrective Action