Veritas Curat, that is, Truth heals. Truth Himself has saved us. He saves. Truth heals.
During the process of integrating recovery with her Catholicism, TPG drafted priciples, which continue to guide her recovery.
Veritas Curat Principles
I believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, as the saving Word and healing truth.
I believe that Jesus Christ is not divided, regardless of how divided our Church may be. I believe truth cannot be divided.
I believe that neither progressive nor conservative forces in the Roman Catholic Church are more or less at fault for - or to blame for - the scandal of child sexual abuse among us.
I believe division, ignorance and pride have, along with well-intentioned stupidity, served the cause of evil in the harm done to children and the compromise of the work of good priests.
I believe that the first sin, the primary mover of evil in this terrible era in our Church, is that of predators who abused and still do abuse children.
I believe that bishops and other Catholic leaders, with their various counselors, chose to hide predators among priests only to become increasingly enmeshed with the cunning, baffling and powerful deceit of predators in a sin called enabling.
I believe that for every bishop on whom judgment may fall more than one lay Catholic partook in this sin; therefore, suggestions that lay Catholics share any less than all bishops in this bitter failure is a self-delusion, possibly even self-aggrandizement.
I believe that Jesus Christ, as Creator, heals all sins by recreating us and using our distinct capacities for creativity to work intimately in our lives, and is constantly responding to our prayers, our cries and our unspoken hope.
I believe in the power of Christ's resurrected wounds to heal doubt and alienation created by disbelief and broken bonds of relationships.
I have experienced a healing of wounds through His divine and creative Spirit, Who reknitted the torn fabric of my life, and the tenor of my forgiveness is to wish the same on anyone carrying sins of any kind.
I believe in the power of Christian witness, in my case, in the telling of my story of unlikely healing and in believing stories told by others. This is my Little Way of giving glory to Christ, our Creator, our Healer, and the Redeemer of all.
I believe that we who survive abuse can, as part of our healing, learn to tell our stories in ways that heal but do not harm others through vicarious traumatization or re-traumatizing other survivors whom we are blessed to know.
I believe in the solidarity of healing through grace as a way of quickening each others' rebirth into new life beyond pain, agony, sorrow and estrangement - whether because of the sins we have committed ourselves or because of the sins of others done to us in abuse.
I believe that, in believing, there is healing and reconciliation to be found and shared.
I believe these things because, doubter as I have been, I lived through the learning of them, or the revelation of them, and so my life is, if nothing else, a testimony of probing the wounds of a patient Savior Who vanquished the evil I encountered when I was young and without witness or protection.