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Gerard J. McGlone

Senior Research Fellow

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October 18, 2023

Rev. Gerard J. McGlone, S.J., on Memories of Sexual Violence in the Churches

Senior Research Fellow Gerard J. McGlone, S.J., will participate in a November 4 hybrid conference hosted by French organization Rubans contre l'oubli (Ribbons against Oblivion) to reflect on duties, responsibilities, and justice regarding memories of sexual violence in Catholic churches. This comes two years after the report of the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church.


Rev. Gerard J. McGlone, S.J., Ph.D., is a senior research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. Previously he was an assistant professor of psychiatry in Georgetown University's School of Medicine. Most recently, he was the associate director for protection of minors for the Conference of Major Superiors of Men. He was also recently the chief psychologist and the director of counseling services, as well as faculty and staff psychologist, at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He has been executive director at several major treatment centers for clergy and religious in the United States-Saint John Vianney Center and Guest House, Inc. McGlone is a member of the Working Group on Child Rights and Family Values, part of the Culture of Encounter Project.

He is the lead author of numerous chapters, articles, and books, including Creating Safe and Sacred Places (Saint Mary’s Press, 2003) and Catholic Press Award winner The Inner Life of Priests (Liturgical Press, 2012). His most recent book was also another award-winning book, To Be One In Christ: Intercultural Formation and Ministry (Liturgical Press, 2015). McGlone is also the lead author of three nationally acclaimed sexual abuse prevention programs for religious and clergy: Instruments of Hope and Healing, Conversations That Matter, and Critical Conversations. He has been a liaison and consultant with the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, the Vatican Commission for the Protection of Minors, and many other religious orders and dioceses.

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