Below is a brief history of Heal Our Church's efforts to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission with the Archbishop. Each box below tells of one piece of the journey. The "See Document" button at the bottom of each box is a link to the corresponding document.
History of HOC Communication with Archdiocese
Heal Our Church invites the Archdiocese to participate with us in this long delayed and critically needed undertaking.
Reflections on the wait time for meeting with Archbishop
Holy Father’s prayer intention is for the increased role of the laity in our Church
Summary of meeting with Archbishop
Archbishop expresses willingness to continue dialogue
NW Catholic rejects Heal Our Church ad
The Archbishop sends letter to priests, deacons and pastoral coordinators about Seattle Times HOC article.
HOC asks Archbishop to prayerfully consider signing a Joint Statement as an indication of support for the goals of HOC.
The Seattle Times recognizes stonewalling by Chancery
Archbishop wishes to establish Pastoral Plan and would be willing to meet with HOC after Pentecost
Archbishop not willing to engage in mediation
Archbishop agrees to meet, but it remains unscheduled
Archbishop declines HOC webinar invitation
Archbishop offers dates for meeting with HOC
HOC proposes mediated discussion.
Sent draft of possible ad to NW Catholic.