Today, I watched an episode of American Justice. It was a very well made documentary of the crimes commited against small boys, society, families and God...all by ONE PRIEST: The infamouse Father Geoghan (pro gaigin). This hound from hell molested countless children in the Boston area. He would target the poor boys and offer the single Mom to take little Johnny out for ice cream, or camping, or the local pool, etc.
The church swore up and down with feet stomping that he committed no crime. American justice interviewed plenty of people on both sides of the trial. One thing they never mentioned was that a beat-reporter in Boston would visit the firemen at one Boston station. From the garage doors, where they would congregate, waiting for the next call, they would watch the then young Fr Geoghan dutifully cruise the bus station accross the street. Back then, CSA was not so much a crime. The firemen knew exactly what was going on. They joked about it to the beat-reporter.
Anyway, one of the victims they interviewed was only 8 yo when the scumbag slid his hands into the boy's pants. Now, at 28 during the interview, he stated that the effects were pretty profound. he had a very rough life after that. At the end of the show, they did an update. "Since the filming of this episode, John X died of a drug over-dose...he was only 29." The frightening death-toll surrounding the scandal of that one deamon in a collar was astounding! Suicide after suicide. The toll realized in substance abuse was nearly 100%.
Not long after the deamon was sentenced, he had the life choked out of him by another inmate. We locals know what the documentary did not say. The guy who killed the deamon was a CSA victim.
Now, the Catholic Church is on the offensive, attacking survivors as being willing, being gay, being too old to make "it" an issue.
Please print-out the article in US & World News and mail it to your local Catholic pukes. The are running an aggressive campaign called "Catholics Come Home." Tell them what you will.
We all had to SURVIVE by different and unique means. Only God truly knows what we went through.