It's sorta funny, the other day someone I know started a conversation about the touchie feely pedo catholic priests. Having been raised and beaten as a catholic during the late 50's early 60's I was able to share with him some of my daily beatings from the fine sisters at St. Barts.
But I have to say I was never touched by a priest other than a fist to the forehead for not getting a haircut in my brief time at North Catholic high school.
Once while in a confessional at about 9 yrs old a priest asked me if I fondled myself!
I ran out slamming the door behind me and was back in class in time to get under my desk for an air raid drill during the Cuban missile crisis.
When I finished my story he was shocked since he was a millennial and had no idea what took place back in those days, I could write a book!
Hmmm, maybe I will.
I was also an evangelical for a very short time, the tongue talkers totally freaked me out.
Oh what a man will do for a woman!
Oh so sorry for your experiences. I worked with a woman who was one of 18, her mother drank and her father was a farm labourer here in North West England. When she ran home and told her Mum the priest had touched her inappropriately, her Mum belted her and told her to keep her gob shut telling her, "you wanna eat don't ya?". As a rather spoilt young woman from a non-believing background, I was horrified.
Yeah - I have a few of those stories from the 70s and 80s... Had a priest suggest that I’d encouraged the guy who abused me when was 9...asked if my big brother would have let that happen to him. Was only years later I realised what a truly appalling thing that was to say
Used to get beaten a bit by the priests at school but not the vicious beatings I hear others talking about.