In the News

October 25, 2022: John W. Miller included a comment from Awake on the role of diocesan review boards in his op-ed for the National Catholic Reporter.

October 17, 2022: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel highlighted Awake’s work and recent set of recommendations to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

September 30, 2022: Read The Pillar’s interview with executive director Sara Larson on the origins of Awake, the growth we’ve seen, and what still needs to change.

September 20, 2022: FemCatholic featured voices from Awake in their piece, “What Does Forgiveness Look Like for Survivors of Sexual Abuse?”

September 7, 2022: The National Catholic Reporter included Awake in their round-up of non-diocesan groups submitting synod reports to the USCCB.

July 7, 2022: The Pillar quoted Sara Larson in a piece on the lawsuit against a CFR Franciscan alleging serial sexual assault.

July 6, 2022: Religion News Service quoted Sara Larson in coverage of treatment of adult survivors of abuse in the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention.

June 24, 2022: Catholic News Service quoted Sara Larson in a piece on suggested updates and expansion of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (commonly referred to as the “Dallas Charter”).

June 22, 2022: SmartCatholics interviewed Sara Larson on the work of Awake.

June 16, 2022: The Pillar quoted Sara Larson in coverage of a proposed New York state law that would make it a crime for pastoral ministers to have sexual contact with spiritual directees and others to whom they provide pastoral counseling.

June 8, 2022: FemCatholic profiled Sara Larson and highlighted Awake’s June 2022 Synod Sessions.

June 7, 2022: Awake Milwaukee was featured on U.S. Catholic’s Field Hospital podcast episode featuring Kim Daniels, a member of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication.

June 3, 2022: Our Sunday Visitor quoted Sara Larson in a two-part piece on suggested updates and revisions to the Dallas Charter and why the Church must listen to survivors as “some of the most important, prophetic voices in the Church today.”

May 31, 2022: The Pillar included Sara Larson’s comments in a roundup of proposed revisions to Vos estis lux mundi.

April 19, 2022: Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) quoted Sara Larson in coverage of the Wisconsin Attorney General investigation.

October 28, 2021: The Pillar mentioned Awake in its coverage of the Wisconsin Attorney General investigation.

August 31, 2021: The Pillar quoted Sara Larson in a piece on what clerical abuse victims expect from McCarrick trial.

August 16, 2021: America Media’s Church Meets World podcast featured Sara Larson in an episode on the abuse crisis in the United States Catholic Church, three years after the release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report.

May 3, 2021: OSV ran an op-ed by Sara Larson on why Catholics should welcome abuse investigations, not fear them.

April 12, 2021: The Pillar included a comment from Sara Larson in its coverage of a Minnesota survivor’s reporting process.

March 12, 2021: Angelus News profiled Sara Larson and the work of Awake Milwaukee.

November 14, 2020: Profiles in Catholicism interviewed Sara Larson.

November 11, 2020: Catholic News Service mentioned Awake Milwaukee in a piece on clergy abuse survivors’ responses to the McCarrick Report.