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Gilbert Bonneau

The Gilbert Bonneau Story According to His Family By William Bonneau 1947 – A set of untimely and tragic events were set into motion by the sudden illness and hospitalization (and later death) of my […]

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Donald Bondick

Donald Bondick was brutally raped, repeatedly, by a Franciscan, “Father” Ted Feely. The Bondick’s family had belonged to St. Anthony of Padua parish within the Rockford Diocese in northern Illinois. Feely was assigned to that […]

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Thomas Roberts

TV Anchor: I was Sexually Abused by Catholic priest By Thomas Roberts Published on CNN.com on March 9 2007 ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) – I became a victim of sexual abuse at the age of 14; […]

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John Salveson

I Was Abused…. and 25 Years Later I’m Still Trying to Make Things Right By John Salveson As published in Notre Dame Magazine Summer 2003 Almost 30 of us were at that March meeting in […]

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Mark Furnish

You Are Not Alone By Mark Furnish, Diocese of Rochester NY Delivered to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child Geneva, Switzerland on October 12, 2002 (Attribution to SNAP and bishopaccountability.org) I can not change […]

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Kenneth F Joe Sr

From Abused to Protector: Claiming your Life After Your Church Sexually Abuses You A Story of Hope, Forgiveness and Triumph by Kenneth F. Joe Sr. The following are excerpts taken from Kenneth’s book, titled above. […]

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Rick Springer

The Future I Never Had By Rick Springer (Attribution to Crosses: Portraits of Clergy Abuse by Carmine Galasso) The most painful state of being is remembering the future; particularly when it is one you can never have. […]