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You know about the sexual abuse of children by priests of the Catholic Church.
But do you know what's being done to survivors?
Despite the Pope's new law VOS ESTIS.
For instance, I continue to be the subject of a...
...by the Archdiocese of St. Louis, despite of my bringing it to the attention of my (arch) bishop in a meeting with Archbishop Robert Carlson, and twice asking him to end it.
That entirely new -- and FAR worse -- form of psychological abuse is just part of what was, and is still being, done to me and others when we went to our (arch) dioceses for help understanding, and recovering from, the sexual exploitation and abuse we experienced as children.
How could that be?
In part, it's because the now leadership of the Catholic Church, including...
...are trying to cover up their past misdeeds.
Though some may find it to believe, then Father Timothy Dolan saw at least some of, and turned a blind eye to, our abuse by Father LeRoy Valentine at the Church of Immacolata in St. Louis from 1977 to 1979. Then Bishop Dolan lied to and Gaslighted me in 2002 in order to protect the church.
The Abuse of the Abused
Yes, the Catholic sex abuse scandal was terrible but, at least, it's a thing of the past.
While kids ARE safer, in too many cases survivors are receiving little to no help.
I first discussed (some of) what was done to me when I tried to get help from ArchStL in...
...but things haven't gotten any better.
If you'd rather listen to or watch me explain what I mean by "the abuse of the abused," you've got two other options...
And, in case you're wondering whether the Vatican, Rome, and the Pope care what's being done to survivors, I've notified them twice...
...but they simply don't care.
What do I mean when I talk about the abuse of the abused?
I discuss specific acts of abuse of the abused in detail in a number of pieces.