Let's Talk New Mexico 11/15 8a: Call now (505) 277-5866. Survivors of clergy sexual abuse continue to come forward in New Mexico, and many people are calling for the Catholic Church to come clean about what they knew and when. On the show, we'll explore what accountability could look like for crimes that happened years or decades ago. What are the effects of Church secrecy around clergy abuse? And how can communities heal from these kinds of trauma?
We’d like to hear from you. Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org or call in live during the show at (505) 277-5866, Thursday morning at 8 here on 89.9 KUNM.
- Brad D. Hall, attorney for survivors of priest sexual abuse in Albuquerque
- Dr. Jennifer Freyd, professor of psychology at the University of Oregon and fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
- Elizabeth Terrill, Victims Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Gallup
Resources and support services:
- New Mexico Crisis and Access 24/7 hotline 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474) or text 741741
- Agora Crisis Center hotline 1-866-HELP-1-NM or 1-800-273-TALK
- New Mexico Peer to Peer Warmline 1-855-466-7100
- Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center rape crisis line 505-266-7711
- For information on the New Mexico Attorney General's investigation of priest sexual abuse, contact (505) 717-3512 or email@example.com
- The Archdiocese of Santa Fe acknowledges 79 clergy "credibly accused" of sexual abuse
- The Diocese of Las Cruces acknowledges 28 clergy "credibly accused" of sexual abuse
- The Diocese of Gallup acknowledges 34 clergy "credibly accused" of sexual abuse
- The independent website BishopAccountability.org has extensive, searchable information about the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church in New Mexico
- Institutional Betrayal and Institutional Courage