Here’s how this week’s arts and culture piece begins:
Sara Larson is Executive Director of a Milwaukee-based Catholic non-profit called “Awake” whose mission “is to awaken our community to the full reality of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and work for transformation and healing.”
How is Awake different from any number of similar movements?
“Many people believe that there are only two options: get angry and leave the Church, or bury your head in the sand and pretend the abuse isn’t happening. Awake tries to fill that gap. We recognize the brokenness of the Church and we also still love our Church.”
They try to support all survivors, including the person who loves the Church in spite of everything and stays, but is hemorrhaging silently and in exile, suffering his or her terrible wound alone.
READ THE WHOLE PIECE HERE.