Diane

Dissociative Disorders - Part 17

About five years ago the state of New York, like other states have done in the past, tried to extend the Statute of Limitations allowing child abuse survivors to sue their long-protected abusers. As usual, they ran into tough resistance from, you guessed it, the Catholic Church. And who did they have as their strong ally? Paul McHugh from Johns Hopkins. But he has been their ally for a long time. Let’s look at some relevant articles.

Diane

Catholic Church Mirrors Incestuous Families

The Catholic Church, along with almost every other religious organization, has sheltered child molesters within their “families.” It is just that there has been a lot more coverage of the Catholic Church by the media.  What is very obvious to me and other survivors is the hypocrisy and feigned repugnance of the American public about these abuse revelations. It happens every day in American homes and yet there is no public outcry.

Diane

The Church and Child Abuse

During my 23 years of therapy, I went from one church to another looking for sustenance and support for the child abuse trauma I was working through. My search included many faiths and practices, everything from the Catholic Church to the Quakers. It was very disheartening.