Topic brought from other thread about suing the Church. but I wanted to hear some thoughts.
I was 19 when I was sexually exploited by a priest. He was my boss and spiritual director… and it ultimately turned into a weird relationship that sent me onto a self destructive path that I can’t get out of (even today).
I’m 25… I just called the diocese today and was told they couldn’t help me with any counseling unless I revealed his name.They said it’d be confidential between her and the bishop, then he’d decide what to do with him. Either he’d get some counseling or be removed.
I don’t like having someone’s life in my hands like this. I also called a lawyer just to see if I had a case (I’m awaiting a call back). If I made a civil lawsuit someone mentioned I’d be excommunicated? Lol. The past 6 years have been hell, but I’ve been trying and actually doing alright in many aspect. I’m teaching at a University so that’s good. Doesn’t happen often at 25yo.
Thoughts? I wasnt a child but he would still fall under the same category as a counselor right? this was all very wrong. the diocese was much more interested in finding out who he was than helping me