NOW IS THE TIME TO AWAKE FROM SLEEP

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.

2 Replies to “NOW IS THE TIME TO AWAKE FROM SLEEP”

  1. Nanci E. Newcomb says: Reply

    My story is too long and personal to share but I appreciate the open conversation. It helps me on my own journey for inner healing. Thank you.
    Nanci N.

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Thank you, Nanci. I do hope that part of what I offer is, for lack of a better phrase, an invitation to and a kind of space for inner healing…the Lord knows my own continues!

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