Mark Joseph Williams

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St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, where Pope Francis is convening a meeting on sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy. CreditCreditAndreas Solaro/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

There is no greater pain than shame. I know.

When I was a child, I was sexually abused by a Catholic priest. Trauma is the devil. It stays in the core of your being. My tears waited nearly a half-century to stream from my eyes. Many victims go to their graves never revealing what they endured. Some take their own life, like one friend of mine. I suffered the pangs of addiction, the subsequent lies, and depression and suicidal ideation, along with bankruptcy and the loss of my job and home.

A childhood lost. The isolation was real. My father had died at only 40.…  Seguir leyendo »