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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.
(2 comments) SHARE 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!
SHARE 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
(3 comments) SHARE 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.
SHARE 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?
SHARE 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 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 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 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 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?