[quote="helorpot, post:8, topic:192170"]
I too was a victim of clergy abuse, at age 14-15 and let me just say now. I want nothing to do with the Catholic church or any other organised religion for that matter. I don't hate religion or blame all priests/brothers or whatever else for anything that happened to me, it's just that every time I hear or see anything religious, it takes me back to the time when it used to happen and it's like I have to live through those awful years all over again. You're friend will never get over what happened to her. She can get all the help she wants, but this is something we have to carry for the rest of our lives. I think the best thing you could do for her is be there for her. Listen if she wants to speak about it. Don't take offence to the things she says, she's entitled to her feelings after what was done to her. Just let her know that you don't like the facebook comments and maybe she could stop that for your sake. As long as anything you say to her doesn't undermine what she went through or make her feel like you are telling her to 'get over it'. This stuff is a heavy burden to carry and it's not something that can just be forgotten about. Unfortunately when a wolf in sheeps clothing takes advantage of you, you soon learn to be weary of all sheep. I wish you both the best. Take gentle care of the both of you. Just don't push anything.
Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Saint Agatha, pray for helorpot
Sorry to resurrect old thread