Rod Dreher writes a painful post:
Reading this story today made me reflect on something that explains a lot about why I reacted, and do react, with such strong emotion to the Catholic sex abuse story -- and why, in the main, it cost me my Catholic faith. I don't think I've ever talked about this. Maybe I should.
Some people have been bold enough to ask me over the years if I had been molested as a child. I wasn't, but it's not an unreasonable question. But something did happen that could easily have gone that way, and only know, over 25 years later, is it becoming clear to me how much that one incident affected my thinking and feeling.
I was 14, and went with a school group on a weeklong summer trip to the beach...
The rest is here.