EPUB (Beyond Belief: Abused by His Priest. Betrayed by His Church. The Story of the Boy Who Sued the Pope.) by Colm OGorman


Beyond Belief: Abused by His Priest. Betrayed by His Church. The Story of the Boy Who Sued the Pope.

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A concisely written but harrowing "account of the sexual abuse of a child Colm O Gorman by his parish priest "of the sexual abuse of a child Colm O Gorman by his parish priest Sean Fortune The novel explores his incredulity when he discovers that the Catholic Church not only knew about Father Fortune s predilection for boys but epeatedly placed young vulnerable boys at isk in order to protect the Mr. Majeika and the Dinner Lady and Mr. Majeika and the Music Teacher reputation of the church The adverse impact of the sexual abuse on Colm is examined through the fragility of his familyelationships and his pain is exposed at having to confront the demons from his past Colm
is an articulate 
an articulate concise writer whose courageous stance protected other children from further abuse a painful but honest account Deeply disturbing and powerful this book made me at times very sad and very angry and also very moved There were times when tears came to my eyes as I ead about O Gorman s struggle to find. 'I was living in a world where a priest who spoke the words of God used me for sex and there was no one to tell The world where this horror happened didn't exist for anyone else'As a boy in Ireland where everyone from among his own neighbours to the powers of church and sta. .
Peace after his abuse I have ead books about priest sexual abuse before so I was familiar with the lengths that the Catholic Church has gone to hide abuse and shelter pedophile priests so that was not a shock but its still something that can horrify me I liked that this book was not just about the court case but also about O Gorman s Ninth City Burning (War of the Realms, recovery We follow him on his journey to heal and see how he manages toise above the abuse Because of that it was a very emotional and inspirational ead O Gorman has done so much good with his "Life And I Want To "and I want to about the "Documentary And His Charity Now "and his charity now picked this book up in a second hand store on a whim and it was an incredible eadWhile the writing was simplistic and there were some less engaging parts it was overall heartfelt interesting and important Poorly written but this is a story that needs to be told A powder. Te chose to deny that a priest could sexually assault a child Colm O'Gorman felt only shame guilt and fear at the Chinaberries and Crows regularape and abuse he sufferedBut Colm
would go on 
go on make history successfully suing the Roman Catholic Church asking uestions of the Pope himself and crea. ,

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Keg of emotions Colm is an inspiration to all a man abused by such an evil monster of whom esided underneath a dog collar and protected by the Vatican "The amount of people that knew Of This Evil Predator And Many Others this evil predator and many others emained silent "amount of people that knew of this evil predator and many others yet emained silent astounding The fact that the Vatican can t be sued due to being a Sovereign State and its bishops overseas claim immunity How can that be Where is the duty of care to our precious children Not being Catholic and not living in *a country where catholicism eigns supreme i am *country where Catholicism eigns supreme I am it difficult to grasp how a Priest can walk into a home and take charge His mother certainly doesn t come across as supportive and with Reform, Red Scare, and Ruin respect I have difficulty understanding why she wasn t a force beside him in his very public and very painful journey And why when finding out of the sexual abuse she didn t seem to address it in any state or form. Ting a watershed in history as hundreds victims found the courage toeport their abuseBeyond Belief is a powerful story of a young man's shame turning to outrage and demonstrates that whatever our past hurts there is hope for the future if we are prepared to stand for trut. ,