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From the beginning, she was taught her mother was sinful and that she would be too unless the devil was beaten from her soul.
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Say Sorry documents the abuse inflicted on Ann and its ongoing consequences. It is also the story of her battle to get authorities within the Catholic Church to accept responsibility for the past institutionalized abuse of children and young people in its care; to acknowledge culpability and admit — unconditionally — that there was wrongdoing.
Since the s Father Doyle has plied his legal expertise to the plight of clergy-abuse victims and subsequently, he has devoted his life to testifying as an expert witness in cases through the US and beyond and has supported Ann with her plight with the authorities of the Catholic Church for a number of years. Ann Thompson, a mother of four, now lives in Whangarei with her husband Brian. In a refreshing change from the tale Ann tells of rape by a priest, the two people Ruth loved the most were males: the man she knew as Dad, and an elderly neighbour.
She describes them as ". Both women were abandoned by their mothers at birth, both were lined up as hopefuls for adoption - and felt the pain of rejection when not selected - and both managed to trace their mothers and other family members as adults, with varying degrees of satisfaction.
tupgtan.tk Ann's book reflects the bitterness of her childhood and, with few exceptions, the tone is relentlessly negative. I found Ruth's to be a fascinating life story that is as readable as a good novel and contains many hooks of interest as she tries to solve the mystery of a missing mother.
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