Baltimore Archdiocese Sexual Abuse Report…TRIGGERING!

The Attorney General’s Report On Child Sexual Abuse In The Archdiocese Of Baltimore Interim Public Release (April 2023) Redacted By Order Of The Circuit Court Of Baltimore City Attorney General Anthony G. Brown has listed 156 abusers.

It makes me kind of sick and of course is a trigger for me too. It dates back to the 1940’s so people are going to say the perpetrators are dead and can’t defend themselves. Forgetting that the files of the archdiocese were used. Also some will point out that it stretches back to the !940’s as if the abuse so long ago is somehow less than abuse of today. Abuse is abuse is abuse and it has a devastating effects on victims, their families and on the Body of Christ. I would like nothing more than this demonic filth to go away but it doesn’t. So now we are left to deal with it, and it must be dealt with. The report also investigates the leaders of the Church who were instrumental in covering up this demonic filth. (More on that later.)

As Saint Teresa commented, “Much harm may result from bad company and we are inclined by nature to follow what is worse rather than what is better.” Abusers are bad company, those that cover it up are bad company, the deniers and defenders of abuse/abusers are bad company…

I have to stop, I’m having agita.

About follow1in3

I am a Roman Catholic priest ordained for the Diocese of Wilmington, DE who is also a victim of clergy sexual abuse. I am often angered by the insensitiviy and hostility of other clergy, the hierarchy and the so-called people-of-God. If clergy, bishops included, really and truly understood abuse, (any kind of abuse), I would not feel the need to blog on occasion. It is very frustraing.
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