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Diane McKelva was a Roman Catholic apologist who produced work for various Roman Catholic publications. You can read about Ms. McKelva's journey on Catholic Stand in the article entitled "Reclaiming My Faith".
Ms. McKelva is grateful for all the prayers, love and support shown by many of her followers and readers. However, she has unfortunately experienced significant hateful personal attacks by Catholics on social media, as well as on this site. These offensive attacks have been directed at her, her family and even her daughter.
In the best interest of the spiritual health and welfare of her family, as they progress forward in their recovery, Ms. McKelva has prayerfully chosen to step away from any further work in Catholic apologetics.
Apparently, if you are a victim of abuse by the Roman Catholic Church, according to these attackers, you are to suffer in silence. Any negative commentary about how the Roman Catholic Church knowingly and willingly allowed a sexual predator on the campus of one of their schools, and then tried to cover-up their knowledge of his prior assaults on campus, is something that "good Catholics" do not disclose or offer commentary - "because these are just people who are hurting you and not the church." Too many Catholics do not know their Bible.
"Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it." - 1 Corinthians 12:27 The members of a church are the body of Christ on earth.
These are the same Catholics who believe that the sex abuse uncovered by the Boston Globe in 2002, that involved tens-of-thousands of children by pedophile clergy who were protected by the same Roman Catholic Church papalcy, was nothing more than an overblown secular attempt to attack and discredit the Roman Catholic Church.
Such ignorance and blatant inability to acknowledge the truth is one reason why the Roman Catholic Church is in deep need of reform.
Prayers for Ms. McKelva and her family as they continue to heal and reclaim their faith. Ms. McKelva was as powerful voice the Catholic Church since 1994. Her warrior spirit and her servant's heart offered her readers healing balm for whatever they were facing in life. She was a faithful Catholic woman who trusted in the Church to guide and heal, and that Church failed her and her family miserably. Today, she is stronger Christian woman, wife and mother who firmly believes that if more Catholics truly understood Sacred Scripture - they would be less willing to be lead by wolves in shepherd's clothing.