Ordinary Evil, in Both Senses: An Infamous Abuse of Trust and Power

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Sexual abuse in the clergy subject of new novel by author Gene Ferraro

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As I’ve watched our good work contrast against the dismal and shameful reality of sexual abuse, I feel that ignoring the problem only does more harm.

In the words of Edmund Burke, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

The topic of sexual abuse in the clergy is one that continues to shock and reverberate in communities across the world. In author Gene Ferraro’s new novel, “Ordinary Evil,” he crafts a compelling “who done it” tale surrounding the troubling reality of ordained men violating the trust of their communities.

“I have spent considerable time in my life as a volunteer in Catholic organizations,” Ferraro said. “As I’ve watched our good work contrast against the dismal and shameful reality of sexual abuse, I feel that ignoring the problem only does more harm.”

“Ordinary Evil” confronts the all-too-familiar truth that sometimes the most despicable behavior is hiding in plain view. Leaders hold communities together, whether they are social, political, or religious in nature. Sometimes, it is essential to ask hard questions about how ordinary people can do good or evil.

Ordinary Evil
By Gene Ferraro
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Google Play, and iUniverse.com

About the author
Gene Ferraro writes and produces presentations and events for businesses and organizations. He has worked in documentary film and taught motion picture production. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College, has an MFA from Columbia University, and also served as an officer in the US Army Signal Corps. He currently lives with his wife, JoAnn, in Andover, Massachusetts.

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