of the Month
Top 10 myths about clergy abuse
Thomas G. Plante, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Plante's article in Psychology Today helps
set the record straight on clergy sexual abuse in the
Catholic Church including the number one myth—sexual
abuse is more common among Catholic priests than other
groups of men.
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Abuse of Trust:
Healing from Clerical Sexual Abuse
Allen A. Hébert and Denae L. Hébert
Desiring to bring hope and healing to other victims,
these men and women—survivors as well as their community
of family and friends—come together to speak out about
their abuse and betrayal by Catholic priests and
leaders. These are only a few stories—but through these
few are related the experiences of many victims.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, these men and women are
still active, practicing Catholics who love their faith.
The abusers may have stolen their innocence, but through
God’s grace, they weren’t able to steal their faith.
Priests and Bishops of the Catholic Church have harmed
many, but through this 2,000 year old institution, these
victims found the healing they so deserved and desired.
This book aims to unite victims and concerned members of
the Catholic Church to fight against the evil of sexual
abuse and coverup. The Catholic Church has a lot of work
to do, but there are good, heroic people within its
membership who desire to advocate for victims of sexual
abuse and to change the structures that allowed this
abuse of trust to occur.
ISBN: 978-0996598033, 348 pages,
$25 softcover, published by Broussard Press
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