Articles, Interviews and Letters

     Culled from a number of sources, we offer a variety of articles, interviews and letters from SafeNet and other sources that we believe are helpful, relevant, and important to the healing process.  
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News Stories Re: Franciscan Files Released to the Public
by Gillian Flaccus
Associated Press
Posted: July 22, 2011
by Nikki Chan
Santa Barbara Independent
Story on the dedication of the Solidarity Project in Santa Barbara on July 9, 2011.
© 2011 The Independent
Posted: January 22, 2011
Pat Thurston Interviews Attorney Timothy C. Hale (Archived Podcast)
Audio. KGO Rado AM 810 (San Francisco)
San Francisco radio talk show host Pat Thuston interviews Attorney Tim Hale regarding the California Supreme Court's decision to decline the Franciscans' Petition for Review. Thousands of Franciscan documents are now set to be made public.
Posted: January 22, 2011.
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Interview with Attorney Timothy C. Hale
Nye, Peabody, Sterling and Hale, LLP
Regarding the appeal of  the public release of confidential files on Franciscan friars accused of sexual abuse..
The Clergy Cases I: B215775
The Appellate Court Ruling 9/30/10.
Posted: November 1, 2010
Radio Broadcast (Transcript)
From The Pat Thurston Show, KSRO AM 1350, Santa Rosa, CA.
Recorded on June 27, 2002.
Transcription by John Thurston
Posted: October 20, 2010
By Kim Michele Richardson
Author, The Unbreakable Child
Posted: April, 2010
By John Spano and Greg Krikorian
Times Staff Writers
© 2007 Los Angeles Times
Missouri Center Treats Priests, Brothers Who Sexually Offend
By Cheryl Wittenauer
Associated Press
May 20, 2006
Doing the Right Thing: An Apology
By Mel Jurisich, OFM
Delivered to survivors during a face-to-face meeting in Los Angeles, California, March, 2006.

Painful Memories
By Melissa Evans
Santa Barbara News Press
February 26, 2006

By Melvin A. Jurisich, OFM
Delivered at the SAS Chapel for SAS Alumni and the Greater Community
July 26, 2003

The Sin Must Be Named
Editorial/National Catholic Reporter
October 28, 2005

Spin Without End In Abuse Scandal
Editorial/National Catholic Reporter
June 16, 2006

Sorrowful Mysteries: Acknowledging the Pain of Clergy Sexual Abuse
By Paul Fericano
September 24, 2003

July, 2005

A Perspective on Clergy Sexual Abuse
By Thomas Plante, Ph.D.
San Jose Mercury News
March 24, 2002

Bridge of Understanding
By Paul Fericano
Santa Barbara Independent
August 12, 2004

My Involvement with the Online SAS Archive Project
By Dick Dangaran
SAS Class of 1964

Under the Clouds of Smoke and Rain of Ash and Soot
By Didacus Ramos
SAS Class of 1968

When Litigation Ends
By John McCord
SAS Class of 1974

Interview with John McCord
By John McCord
SAS Class of 1974

I Was Abused, and 25 Years Later I'm Still Trying to Make Things Right
By John Salveson
Notre Dame Magazine
July, 2003

A Letter to the Friars of St. Barbara Province
By Mel Jurisich, OFM
August, 4, 2003

Living in the Real World and the Franciscan Commitment
By Mel Jurisich, OFM