I believe that Mark’s comment is wrong and unnecessarily harsh for a number of reasons.
1. Clergy sex abuse is wrong no matter whether it inflicted on a child or a vulnerable adult. The injury caused by a priest who uses his authority, prestige and power to abuse is real.
2. As I survivor I support other survivors. The degree of injury can vary whether the abuse happened when they are eight or eighteen. But I suggest we refrain from dismissing the trauma and injury suffered by a survivor because we may judge that injury as less than there own.
3. As any therapist knows, taking advantage of their patients is wrong and in most instrances criminal. Somehow the catholic church seems to dismiss actions of their priests when acting as therapists. The church needs to conform to similar professional standards.
is a support organization to those survivors abused by clergy. It does not limit itself to just children. Further, I believe we support survivors of clergy abuse, not dismiss their injury.