I have to tell you that this story (the coverup) is beginning to get to me. I'm not a Catholic but much of my abuse was done in the name of a sect of Baptist Churches (General Association Of Regular Baptist Churches aka GARBC). My abusers did things to me because they told me "God wanted to them to share their love with me) - among other things.
Than when I got close to talking about things (and not even sharing the abuse at that time yet in public), my family brought the claws of death rays out at me. They proclaimed to people that knew me that I was crazy and in fact at one point, they called my place of employement to try to find me because as my older brother told them, "they wanted to come get me". I lived in fear of my life for a long time. I'm sure to this day they still think i'm crazy and I've recently heard hints of that through a connection I have.
When I see the lengths to which some of these places go to cover up abuse and hide it, I'm not surprised. That's very real to me. I see how much the evil and the power and control do to stop anything from being said. How they attack the victims and make the victims out to be low life scum. Sad.. Sickening to me. And yet, like I said, I've been there and lived through much like so many around here most likely have as well.
There is one thing for sure - they will not silence me. As long as I'm alive, I'm going to continue to speak out on child abuse and inform others just what is hidden in the fabric of our society.