Those who study the ways of child abuse, like the pyschologist Alice Miller, tell us that adults who abuse children were themselves usually abused as children. Abuse is a self-perpetuating noxious cycle. As you were mistreated, so will you pass that along.
So I wonder: were all these pedophile Catholic priests abused, then, when they were young?
And by whom?...
Is a long history playing itself out, that we're just beginning to grasp--and should be looking at even closer?
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