Pre-marital sex is a sin and publicly preached about to all by the Catholic Church; the issue of forced sex is swept under the carpet..
I do believe and hope that all religious leaders will be more aware and open to speaking out about and reporting sexual abuse so the victims get justice and closure, and so the abusers can't continue hurting more victiims going forward.
It's embarassing this happens within a religious community, but we're taught that we're all human and no one is without sin. WHY the big cover-up and hush-hush attitude toward sexual abuse? Why are the ABUSERS being shielded and protected?
I'm truly sorry for all the victims who have experienced any type of sexual abuse, not just within the Catholic community. May God bless you, comfort you, and help you to heal.
June 27, 2012 at 9:25 p.m.