The victims are the innocent ones. They deserve everyone’s compassion and understanding.
UNION, MO (PRWEB) February 10, 2015
A comprehensive study of abuse by priests conducted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York in 2004 claimed that 10,667 people were sexually abused between 1950 and 2002. The study can be found here.
Carol Kuhnert, author of No Longer on Pedestals, shares her personal story after her daughter reveals the pedophilia within their church and family.
As a devoted and lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church, Kuhnert held the utmost respect and appreciation for her clergy. Upon discovering the disturbing secret life of her brother and other priests, Kuhnert turns her shock into a cry for reconciliation between the church and victims’ families.
“I am both shocked and dismayed that many members of the Catholic Church choose to live in denial and participate in victim blaming. Why can’t we live our faith being compassionate to these victims and help them heal?” Kuhnert said.
No Longer on Pedestals is compiled of personal experiences, reflections and letters between church leaders and Kuhnert’s brother.
“The victims are the innocent ones. They deserve everyone’s compassion and understanding,” Kuhnert said. “All incidents need to be addressed and the perpetrators and the Church must have their day in court.”
Kuhnert hopes that the book can inspire others to reach out and help victims and their families with kindness.
No Longer on Pedestals
By Carol A. Kuhnert
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse
About the Author
Carol Kuhnert is a lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church. Upon discovering the truth that her brother is a pedophile, she has made it her mission to confront the issue and push for change and reconciliation. She has been married for over 52 years and currently resides in Missouri.
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