Catholic Church fails to embrace accountability for child abuse past

Jean Wehner in the Baltimore Sun

Archbishop William Lori’s statement that “our shameful past is indeed, in the past” in his recent commentary published in The Baltimore Sun shows survivors of clergy child sexual abuse just how little he and the Church understand the nature of what this type of abuse does to an individual, their loved ones and their community.

Maryland Attorney General’s Report to be Released Soon

The Maryland Attorney General’s report of eight decades of clergy misconduct in the Archdiocese of Baltimore has the potential to draw out victims who are still hiding so they can get the help they need and to know they are not alone. Please keep a good thought for the outcome to be what is best … Read more

National news coverage

Rally of survivors of sexual abuse by Maryland Catholic Church leaders held August 2 Tuesday’s Baltimore press conference to demand Attorney General Frosh release the report on institutional child sexual abuse had a good turnout, covered by WMAR, WJZ, WTOP-DC, The Balto. Sun paper, MD Matters & others. Thanks to everyone who supports me and … Read more

Ivy Bookshop: Baltimore

What a HOT evening for an outside book event. Yet those who braved the heat last evening (July 21, 2022) to join us were made comfortable and well hydrated by Katie, our host with The Ivy Bookshop in Mt. Washington. Our friend Jacinta Casey, one of those “folks” I speak of who happens to be … Read more

Nick Bryant Podcast

This episode of the Nick Bryant Podcast features survivor Jean Hargadon-Wehner, from the Netflix docuseries The Keepers. Jean was the first victim to speak out against the abuse she endured at Archbishop Keough High School. We talk about her experience at Archbishop Kenogh High School, the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, and Jean’s road to … Read more

Authority Magazine

Authority Magazine ran my feature Q&A on JournalingJean Hargadon Wehner, Walking with Aletheia – How Journaling Helped Me Be More Calm, Mindful and Resilient