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Talons & child - Sex, Lies, Predators, & "Fixing" the Catholic Church

Sex, Lies, Predators, & “Fixing” the Catholic Church Part I – Anger

I am Catholic, and I am angry. I am beyond angry. I am shamed, horrified, humiliated, disappointed, pissed off (an expression I’ve rarely used since I was about 15), and a slew of other emotions I can’t put into words. My stomach churns as details of the latest Catholic Church sex scandal surface. I think …

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Something has to change - Bare trees in winter

Sharing Other Women’s Stories – Because Something Has to Change!

In the years since I began Single Mom Smiling, one thing has become very clear. Something has to change. It’s strange when tragedy strikes, how your door (and your heart) opens for others to share their personal pain. It wasn’t long after my husband left that the first stranger literally showed up on my doorstep.