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Gabriel Byrne: I Was Molested In Seminary School

Byrne’s account of being molested for 4+ years by a priest echoes what Susan Clancy said about not being traumatized at the time (interview posted earlier). he mentions his alcoholism, but also that he was beaten as a kid. so how much of his troubles had to do with the molestation? his case speaks to a much larger problem… of church sex crimes and coverup, but we need to talk about our cultural narrative around sexual abuse, and if that narrative helps or harms child victims.

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