Thursday, September 5, 2019

Marie Collins -Irish Advocate for Justice and Accountability in the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Roman Catholic Church to Speak in 5 Cities in U.S. , Sponsored by Women's Ordination Conference

Marie Collins, one of the foremost advocates for justice for survivors of clergy sexual abuse and accountability in the Roman Catholic Church, will speak in 5 U.S. cities from September 10-20, 2019, stopping in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans, and Los Angeles.

Collins, a survivor of clergy abuse as a child in Dublin, Ireland, and former member of the Vatican's Commission on the Protection of Minors, will offer her unique diagnosis of the Catholic Church's culture of abuse and cover-up and concrete actions Catholics can take to demand reform. These events are free.

September 10: Baltimore,, First Unitarian Church of 
Baltimore, 1 W Franklin St. 

September 12: Philadelphia, PA, 6:30 p.m., Commonwealth 
Chateau at SugarLoaf, 9220 Germantown Avenue
See flyer for more info (PDF)
September 14: Chicago, IL, 7 p.m., First United Church of 
Oak Park, 848 Lake St, Oak Park

September 17: New Orleans, LA, Community Church UU, 6690 
Fleur De Lis Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124 - 
with Jason Berry; 6:30 p.m.

September 20: Los Angeles, CA, 6:30 p.m., IMAM 
Cultural Center, 3376 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Find more information at

Marie Collins is a woman of immense integrity and courage; her relentless pursuit for safety and institutional reforms challenges not only clerics at the Vatican, including Pope Francis, but all Catholics to demand civil and spiritual justice. Her voice needs to be heard now more than ever.

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