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These Abuse Survivors Thought They Knew the Details. Then Came the Clergy Reports.

posted on April 11, 2023

Michelle Boorstein of The Washington Post writes that a new report from the Maryland attorney general on sex abuse in the Baltimore Archdiocese is sparking validation and anger for survivors. She writes, “Some believe the stamp of societal institutions like the attorney general and the Catholic Church will awaken a numb populace to the fact that sexual abuse’s damage can be lifelong.” Teresa Lancaster, who was abused by her counselor at her Catholic high school in the 1960s, said, “When people see it in print they realize the extent of the torture. When you say: ‘I was abused,’ they don’t realize the neatly planned coverups by higher-ups that enabled it to spread like wildfire. The details are important.”

Read at The Washington Post