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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

How long has this been going on?

My grandfather left home at age 13 because his parents would not let him go to high school.  He went to a Catholic boarding school in Wisconsin, where he worked his way through high school (kitchen, grounds-keeping, etc.).  He told me - thirty years ago - that he had been molested by a priest there, and that his chronic deafness in one ear was from a blow to the head by another priest there. That he would talk about it, seventy years after it happened, testifies to its impact.


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