NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |MAY 27, 2021

Some may think the Diocese of Rockville Centre deserves kudos for releasing a list of clergy accused of sexual abuse. They would be wrong. Some may question why clergy sexual abuse survivors never seem to be satisfied with how the Catholic Church responds…


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There Is Hope For Healing

I’m holding my HS yearbook picture, which was taken during the year the sexual abuse at the hands of a school club moderator was happening.

Every survivor of childhood sexual abuse deserves their chance to heal. This is true whether or not you want to confront your abuser, seek justice in the courts, or share your story with the public. None…


Horror, shock, sorrow and also determination are reasonable and appropriate reactions to the fire that nearly destroyed the Cathedral of Notre Dame. The damage was extensive and will be costly to repair. Many precious, rare and historically significant items may have been lost that can never be replaced. …


The world’s highest-ranking bishops met in Rome over the past few days to discuss the sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church. There were many moments when it seemed at least some of the Church’s leaders understood that the real issue has been the Church’s lack of transparency. For survivors…


November 6th, Election Day 2018, is nearly upon us. Many politicians, pundits, and ordinary people are saying this could be the most crucial election in our lifetimes. …


The Furthest Thing From “He Said, She Said”!

We are at a pivotal moment in our society and our culture. One with the potential for a leap forward and escape from the gravitational prison of the long-entrenched ruling class. This old guard fights tooth and nail against this moment because they fear the change it will bring will…


A part of my story I have not yet told, and which you may be about to read, was much harder to write about than what I have always considered to be the “real” sexual abuse chapter of my life. This was only a single encounter, and I remember very…


The recent Pennsylvania grand jury report that covers six of the eight Catholic dioceses in the State of Pennsylvania names 301 “Predator priests” and over 1000 victims. The jurors themselves state that in their belief, they have not identified even half of the actual number of victims.

All around the…


Cardinal Dolan

NY Republican Senators need to take a good hard look at whose bidding they are doing and whether or not they want to be associated with an institution more corrupt than even they are.

It didn’t start with the Boston Globe Spotlight Team’s exposure of Cardinal Law’s reign of horror…


. . . was born 101 years ago, today, on July 17th, 1917, in New York City. He only got to walk this earth for 81 of those years, due to his love of golf. Well, not exactly. But he did die in a hospital recovery room after successful knee…

Brian R Toale

Partner, Dad, Grandpa, Survivor, Advocate, New Yorker, Musician

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