The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests Female Victims of Clergy Abuse Recent stories of interest Abuse by priest haunts Canadian woman Even when she lived on a remote Gulf Island where no one locked their doors and everyone knew each other, Joanne Morrison felt nervous whenever her children stepped out the door. Morrison felt trapped by her own childhood memories of sexual abuse and felt paranoid over the safety of her own kids. Morrison was first molested by her priest when she was eight years old. The abuse lasted about three years, but the pain never went away, she said. Complaints of sex abuse by nuns begin to emerge Even now, decades later, the victims' voices falter as they describe the encounters that damaged them in ways they cannot fully cast off.
It was fascinating and truly ministered to me in that dark hour of my spiritual life. I obviously did not want to have this priest as an ongoing spiritual director, but I needed to return the book to him and thought I might as well ask him about some of the points in the book, as he seemed to be a specialist in the field. I made one more appointment with the intention that this would be my last meeting with him. He seemed to have lost any ability to set appropriate boundaries in his relationships. I could have just ignored what had happened. However, I tend to speak up when I feel there is potential harm to others. I truly appreciated his skill in listening to and responding appropriately to my experience.
When Pastors Prey: Overcoming Clergy Sexual Abuse of Women
This prophetic project breaks the silence and gathers the resources to address a problem that undermines the very foundations of pastoral work and institutional Christianity. Yet that bond is severed by sexual exploitation and abuse, a phenomenon sadly present in Christian churches around the world. When Pastors Prey, focused particularly on abuse of women, can be a vital resource for understanding and addressing a problem that undermines the Gospel itself.