Responding to the Clergy Abuse Crisis: How a Law Background Influenced a Local Response

On February 21, 2019, I spoke at the University of St. Thomas School of Law on how my legal background shaped the work of YArespond in addressing the clergy abuse crisis. You can listen to the audio here:

YArespond is a group of Catholic young adults committed to informed and holistic responses to the clergy abuse crisis. Its work has been covered both nationally and internationally. More information can be found at yarespond.wixsite.com/catholiccatholicclergy abuse.


Chris Damian is a writer, speaker, attorney, and business professional living in the Twin Cities. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. and M.A. in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas. He is the author of “I Desired You: Intellectual Journals on Faith and (Homo)sexuality” (volumes I and II). He is also the co-founder of YArespond, a group of Catholic young adults seeking informed and holistic responses to the clergy abuse crisis. In his free time, he enjoys hosting dinner parties and creative writing workshops. 

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