Even though I did not catch any fish today, I have had a good day fly fishing.
As much as I try to forget about the abuse that happened to me at Mirfield, the consequences of the abuse are never far from my mind.
Such thoughts were with me today.
Why is it difficult for Father Sanchez to admit and apologise for the abuse that happened to many children at Mirfield.
They, the Comboni Order, must realise – or perhaps they are so far removed from reality that they do not – the pain and suffering they are causing to many, and not only to those who were abused at Mirfield – to others as well.
Sexual abuse of chidren has a way of spreading its poisonous tentacles far and wide. When the abused are adults the people around them also suffer, even if they do not know or understand the reasons for the persons unhappiness or depression.
Answer the questions Father Sanchez. Your answer, even if I, or others, do not agree with the answer, it would be an answer – that is one answer more than you have given so far.
Your silence in the matter of abuse speaks volumes. Your comment: “I am sorry but there is nothing else I can do, ” is not an honest and truthful response. That is not an answer. That is an insult.
How do you think the abuse that I, and many others, experienced at Mirfield has affected not only the abused, but also the family of those who were abused.
Father Sanchez, why is it so difficult for you to talk with us.
Sanchez, I do not know how you and some of your confreres sleep at night.