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If you've seen the movie -- and, if you haven't, you SHOULD -- and read the original articles in the Boston Globe that started it all, you know how the story goes.
But what happened NEXT?
And what was it LIKE?
How did it FEEL?
To be one of the people into whose lives and families a grenade was thrown.
And what's CHANGED?
Beyond all the talk.
Sequel: SPOTLIGHT & Me
My name is Chris O'Leary and I'm a survivor of the Catholic sex abuse crisis.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s I was sexually expoited, abused, and assaulted -- RAPED -- by a Catholic priest.
Sexual abuse that continued at my Jesuit high school, St. Louis University High (High), starting in the locker room.
And then things got REALLY bad.
In early March 2002, in the weeks after the release of the original SPOTLIGHT articles...
...the New York Times ran a piece...
...that named my favorite Priest, and one of my favorite PEOPLE, from my childhood, as an abuser.
And I made the biggest mistake of my life.
I went to the Catholic Church for help.
That's a question I first started exploring in an episode of my first podcast, Sacrificed, entitled...
A question I recently learned...
...needs to be expanded upon.
So here I am, with Sequel, the follow up to both the movie SPOTLIGHT and my podcast...
If you'd like to help support my efforts to create this podcast, and expose the Abuse of the Abused by the Catholic Church, as well as The Program — or to help me just eat and pay my bills while I'm spending my time on this project — I've set up a GoFundMe...