Archives for May 2010

The Humble Victories of Pregnancy Resource Centers

I started this week with a trip to Orlando that I tried to cancel. I’m on the board of Heartbeat International, a phenomenal group that supports a network of pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) in the United States and around the world. Every year Heartbeat hosts a conference for the directors and staff of its affiliate centers. The board takes this opportunity to have one of its regular meetings. Busy with work, weighed down by my study of the sex abuse scandals in the Church, and wanting more t … [Read more...]

A Necessary Conversation

I spent last week in Rome for a bi-annual conference on social communications at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, where I was asked to give a presentation on the sex abuse scandals and the communications offices of the Catholic Church.Since I don’t work officially for any communications office in the Church, my role was akin to that of an outside consultant who’s asked to study a specific problem and come up with a solution. In the weeks leading up to the conference, I spent more … [Read more...]