Forgive Me Father for I Have Sinned

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Xlibris Corporation, 2011 - Drama - 178 pages
Although there is a great deal of attention given quite rightly so to pedophile priests, my experience with clergy sexual abuse was also a nightmare. It started out by my being raped as a teenager by a priest who I thought I could trust and then being coerced into having an affair with him for fear of losing my children. A skilled manipulator, especially of vulnerable teenagers and young women who had challenges in their lives, we all thought a priest could help us overcome our particular situations. Once he gained my trust and pretended to be a friend, he set about a path to manipulate me toward a path to a living hell that put my spiritual health and soul in danger. I saw him as a man of the cloth, a man of God who would help me and my children without expecting anything in return. Little did I know I was not his fi rst victim, nor would I be his last, lured by his promises to leave the church for me, and by his word that God himself had sent him to save us.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Ex Juris In Juris
11
Early Life and Abuse
14
Not a Statistic
22
Father Michael Christopher Kenny
29
Reign of Terror
48
Archbishop Patrick Flores
71
The Depositions of the other Priests
80
Paper Chase
98
Wailing at the Holy Wall
104
The Trial
121
Nightmares and Aftershocks
132
Test of Faith
158
Epilogue
171
Acknowledgments
173
Bibliography
175

Doug and Gina
89

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