The purpose of this blog is to foster a conversation between the victims of sexual abuse, their families, friends and supporters of real reform in the laws that would allow victims to seek justice and the truth from any organization or individual who would try to prevent that. I have long since given up on any thought of reforming a church that is so completely wrecked by the cancer of child rape and molestation. I would like to use this as a forum to help people come to terms with what has happened and come forward, if they desire to do so.
It is necessary to shine a light on the bishops that protect these predators at the great expense (emotional and physical) of the innocent victims and at an expense (monetary) to the parishioners who support the various dioceses across the country. I am sure that most Catholics would not want their hard earned cash going to the protection of pedophiles and rapists. Millions of dollars are spent each year to pay lobbyists and legislators to block the passage of “window” laws. Millions are also spent in pensions, living expenses and costs of sequestering known predators who have eluded prosecution and are housed in facilities that keep these men in comfortable surroundings outside the reach of the law. Precious little is invested in seeking out and supporting victims in dealing with the betrayal they experienced as children or vulnerable adults.
Ultimately, I want to use this blog as a springboard to coordinate action and keep the church from sweeping this problem under the rug, as they have in the past.
If you were a victim of Father Robert Gibson, please contact me .