At least 400 in US say they were molested by nuns
Some 400 adults in the US report having been sexually violated as youngsters by at least 88 Catholic nuns.
That’s the estimate from BishopAccountability.org, a respected, neutral archive that tracks the church’s on-going clergy sex abuse and cover up crisis.
My heart goes out to Steve, Mary, Landa, Gabe, Ann and all the rest who were sexually violated by nuns. It must be especially hard for them since abuse by nuns gets so little media attention and since many Catholics rally around the nuns because the Vatican is so clumsily trying to “crack down” on them.
I hope every person –young or old, man, woman or teenager – who has been abused, manipulated, or exploited by nuns will find the strength to speak up, get help, protect others and expose those who commit or conceal heinous crimes against innocent kids and vulnerable adults.
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.