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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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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 10, 2010
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!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 3, 2010
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."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 21, 2010
WE ARE OUT OF TIME---PROTECT OUR CHILDREN! Why would any religious institution risk losing its tax-exempt status?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 2, 2010
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?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 1, 2010
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
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 15, 2009
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 28, 2009
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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 16, 2009
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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 9, 2009
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 13, 2008
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?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 18, 2008
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?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 12, 2008
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?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 18, 2007
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?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 28, 2007
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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 16, 2007
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 17, 2007
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...
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 11, 2007
From the Eyes of a Mother. . . Clergy Sex Abuse Note to Pope Benedict: Our children are being raped.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 8, 2007
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?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 31, 2007
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.

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