Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Sex abuse in the Carolinas ...

The Scandal wasn't quite as noticeable in SC as at Ground Zero in Boston (this is not to say that SC escaped it, or was unscathed. Far from it. We underestimate this to our peril). At times, it seemed to happen "over there." A story from WIS (a Columbia TV station) that reminds us that it wasn't.
Long before he moved his family to Lugoff, and long before he worked in the medical field or served in the military, John Morris had a secret. One known only to him and a Low Country priest, "What Father did, he took advantage of my youth and my naiiveness."

Morris says while living at a Catholic orphanage in Charleston in 1967 and 1968, he was repeatedly sexually molested by Father Lawrence Sheedy, "And because he was my priest, unfortunately I allowed it."

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