A dramatic presentation of abuse documents

Last week, I blogged on how the 2005 report from the Philadelphia grand jury inquiry into the Philadelphia archdiocese's handling of clergy sex abuse cases over 40 years has been turned into an audio book. (See Philadelphia grand jury report available as audio book)

Now word comes that the Bridgeport, Conn., branch of Voice of the Faithful has turned more court documents into a play, "Bless Me, Father, For I Have Sinned!"

The source material for this dramatic reading are the 12,000 pages of documents related to clergy sexual abuse cases that were settled in 2001. The Bridgeport diocese battled in court for nearly 8 years to keep the documents out of public scrutiny. The diocese took the case all the way to the Supreme Court, which declined to hear the case, and finally released the documents in December 2009.

Visit the Bridgeport VOTF Web site for a sampling of the documents (and links all of them) or attend the première presentation of "Bless Me, Father, For I Have Sinned!"

From our sister publication: A Place to Call Home, a new series focusing on women religious helping people who are homeless. Read more

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 12:30-4:30 pm
Norwalk Concert Hall, Norwalk City Hall,
East Avenue, Norwalk

Go to the www.votfbpt.org ticket information.


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