READER’S QUESTIONS addressed to the author & Alastair Lichten
WHY PUNISH ME?
Michael Moloney tells the story of how, as a vulnerable altar boy, he was psychologically and physically abused by Catholic priests. He explores evidence that abuse is more prevalent in churches than in other comparable settings, a finding supported by recent internationally accredited reports. Tracing the origins of clerical abuse, the author confirms the church has long provided a cover for abusers. Grimly, he shows how schools might be inadvertently smoothing a path for them. This book fills a gap in the shelf, lifting the lid on a story of abuse and religious indoctrination which continues to this day.