Our mission is to awaken our community to the full reality of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and work for transformation and healing throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. We know we don’t have all the answers, but as members of the Body of Christ, we feel called in this moment to listen, learn, and lead.

Now is the time to awake from sleep.


  • We are committed to hearing the voices and wisdom of survivors who have experienced abuse in our Church.
  • We value the diverse perspectives of members of our Church, both lay and ordained, and welcome the contributions of all.
  • Most importantly, we listen for the whisper of the Holy Spirit to guide us on this journey.


  • Many of us are just beginning to wake up to this tragedy, so we prioritize learning and becoming well-informed.
  • We strive to identify the changes in our church culture that are necessary for us to more effectively live out the mission of Jesus Christ.
  • We seek wide-ranging expertise and best practices so that we may help our Church discern the way forward.


  • As active participants in Catholic life in our Archdiocese, we are answering the call of Archbishop Jerome Listecki to “lead within the Church.”
  • We intend to create opportunities for education, honest conversation, prayer, thoughtful advocacy, and support for survivors.
  • In a spirit of humility, we aim to serve the Church we love.