In Spirit and Truth

Sara Larson
Welcome friends! I'm Sara. I'm a Catholic lay woman writing about the twin crises of sexual abuse and leadership failures in the Catholic Church - and calling my Church to do better. I hope you will join me.
Created 25 Mar 2021
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  • In Spirit and Truth Reading Roundup: September Edition
    01 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Welcome to the September edition of the In Spirit and Truth Reading Roundup! I’m a few days later than usual, but at least I’m posting before the calendar turns to October. :) Here’s the honest truth:...
  • Survivors' Voices: The First Person I Told, Part 2
    20 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 0 1
    This month I asked the Survivors Voices Panel: Who was the first person you told about your abuse, and how did they respond? You can find the first set of responses in Part 1 here. The remaining answe...
  • Survivors' Voices: The First Person I Told
    13 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    This month’s topic came from the suggestion of one survivor, who was reflecting on his own experience of telling his story for the first time. So, I asked the In Spirit and Truth Survivor Voices Panel...
  • In Spirit and Truth Reading Roundup - August Edition
    30 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Welcome to the August edition of the In Spirit and Truth Reading Roundup! As always, there’s been a lot happening, so I hope this helps you catch up and be informed. (Don’t forget to sign up here if y...
  • I Was Wrong
    23 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
    (This is a reprint of one of my first blog posts, from back in February 2019. So much has changed in my life and in my heart in the years since I wrote this, but these words still ring true today.) Un...
  • "What Catholics Still Don't Understand about the Abuse Crisis" - New Podcast Episode, Featuring Yours Truly
    16 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    The latest episode of America Media’s “Church Meets World” podcast focuses on the abuse crisis in the United States Catholic Church, three years after the release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report...
  • Survivors' Voices: What Has Helped Me Heal, Part 2
    10 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    I returned yesterday from a beautiful weekend retreat with a group of five dear friends who are survivors of clergy sexual abuse. We talked, laughed, cried, prayed, and experienced so much love and he...
  • Survivors' Voices: What Has Helped Me Heal
    02 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    This month, I asked the In Spirit and Truth Survivor Voices Panel to respond to this question: What is one thing that you have found helpful in your healing journey? It has been a beautiful experience...
  • In Spirit and Truth Reading Roundup - July Edition
    26 Jul 2021 • 4 min read
    Welcome to the second edition of the new In Spirit and Truth Reading Roundup! (If you missed the first one, including my intro to this feature, you can find that here.) There’s a lot to cover this mon...
  • What You Can Do: Practical Ideas for Responding to the Abuse Crisis
    19 Jul 2021 • 8 min read
    So, you recognize the depth and seriousness of this problem, and you want to do more than just stew in anger or hopelessness. What can you actually DO that might make a difference? Here are a few idea...
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