Do we really appreciate and understand the torment and pain caused by child sexual abuse? Some people wish victims would move on and let it go. But, can they? How can such violation at a young age really be forgotten about?
In my book, The Murder of Innocence: The Truth about Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church, I present my brother’s true-life story and tragedy resulting from the long-lasting pain and scars caused by child sexual abuse.
I invite you to read this impactful book described by one endorser as follows:
“The Murder of Innocence tells the true story of a young man destroyed by mental illness, brought about by repeated sexual abuse at the hands of his parish priest. We witness Michael’s story unfold in heartbreaking detail through a patchwork of first-person family narratives, childhood photographs, medical records, memos, and legal documents. Through it all is woven the loving honesty of his younger brother, Sam, as he fights with the continued betrayal of his brother by the Catholic Church. It is also a work of courage and an attempt at justice and healing. Read it; you won’t soon forget it.” — Donald R. Ross, MD; Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Retired from Sheppard Pratt Hospital, #6 in Psychiatry in the U.S.
You will be moved, and I hope that my brother’s story inspires you to change this world for the better.