We are grateful that more victims of Fr. Maurice McNeely are stepping forward. When victims stay silent, nothing changes. But when victims find the courage to take action, there's at least a chance for prevention, healing and justice.
If you were hurt by a priest, suffering in shame, isolation and self-blame won't fix it. Only by stepping forward, speaking up and getting help can you both recover personally and help others. Now's the time to do it. . . .
Let’s hope that every person who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes and cover ups in Hawaii will find the courage and strength to speak up, call police, expose wrongdoing, protect kids and start healing.