Mercy Mondays

Jim Richter and Michael Hoffman

Jim Richter and Michael Hoffman are clergy abuse survivors and are members of the Hope and Healing Committee of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

  1. Working from Grace and Moving Towards Healing

    By Jim Richter and Michael Hoffman | Monday, October 24, 2016

    As adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse by clergy, we want to live full and complete lives, integrating the childhood trauma we experienced into the lives we have constructed. In reconciling ourselves to the tragic consequences of our painful past and reflecting on how they affect us today, we know God’s grace and mercy can manifest itself in many ways.