I recently read with interest an article posted in the Catholic Education.org website entitled; “Ethical Treatment After Rape”.
The article instills within me the highest respect with regard to any woman, child, or man who is forced to endure the utmost horror and affliction of trying to cope with the painful stigma and aftermath of rape. Living in Atlantic Canada; I know all too well what it is to live with the inexpressible painful curse of rape. I myself am a heterosexual male rape victim. Please do
not think me as callous or insensitive to the abusive degradation, mental abuse, and ravaged accursed sexual assault that women are confronted with here in Canada or the United States. I like many numerous men in this country am appalled and deeply saddened with the vicious
statistics of women who fall prey to abuse and rape by sadistic cowards. These atrocities cast a deep wound on every Canadian and American who truly embrace the moral laws of their country. As for being a
heterosexual male rape victim myself struggling with my own gang rape affliction at gunpoint, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I believe I am in a unique position to understand the horrifying dark abyss and lifelong agonizing scars of being violently tortured and gang raped.
Does being gang raped, tortured, beaten, and sodomized numerous times with the barrel of a gun forced inside your mouth make a man question his catholic faith ? Don’t get me wrong; I’m in no way, shape, or form blaming God. However; I am seriously questioning as to why the Catholic church doesn’t seem to at the very least acknowledge that their are victimized…women, children, and men who were indeed raped in the past and who silently live day to day amongst of their parish congregations.
Seems that many of the clergy or even our lay congregations would really take time to give a damn if someone in their congregation were to speak openly about their traumatic past. Few places in the
Catholic Church offer help for rape victims. They would rather leave these problems in the hands of secular professionals and their primitive psychotherapeutic sciences and the psychotropic drug induced neither world.
Demographically speaking; resources and safe havens for male rape victims are extremely sparse whether your a rape victim who resides in the U.S. or Canada. Have you ever heard of a Rape Crisis center exclusively for men ?
Not in my neck of the woods. Being a man living with the torturous stigma of rape is really a Silent Hell. Societal mainstream thinking always tries to falsely prejudge, dichotomize, and categorize all male rape victims as being gay or a convict in prison. This is cruel and unfair. Every two minutes someone in the U.S. and Canada gets raped. who’s next a wife, daughter, or son ? What are local Catholic Dioceses doing to help Catholic victims of rape ?
It’s not enough to just recognize that rape torture exist. It’s vitally important that local parishes go out of their way to help those who are victims. However; that’s not going to happen if there’s nobody willing to
listen. How many Catholics who were raped in the past resorted to taking their life by suicide, simply because
there were nobody in the church willing to listen to their cries of pain. A word to the Advisory Board of Catholic Education.org Male Rape Victims do exist…heterosexual and homosexual. As a heterosexual male rape victim myself living for the last thirty years in pain and
misery, all I ever wanted to hear was another rape victim who understood how I felt inside my heart about my painful past. To hear them say yes; I do understand your pain. For you see, I too wear the lifelong indelible scars and stigma of rape.
It would be commendable if people sitting on the advisory board of Catholic education.org and this site Catholic Answers would respectfully give
air time discussing help and resources for Catholics who suffer the unbearable pain of rape. I would gladly appreciate anyone who would like to add to this thread what I have been lacking in hindsight.
with Sincere Kind Regards
Chris; New Brunswick