Survivor gives account of clergy sexual abuse in new book

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C.M. Morgan shares personal experience of abuse, confrontation in ‘Altar(ed) Girl’

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As incidents of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church continue to come to light – most recently in Chicago and Minnesota after reportedly being hidden for decades – author C.M. Morgan shares her own story in her new book, “Altar(ed) Girl: One Woman’s True Story of Confronting Clergy Sexual Abuse” (published by Balboa Press).

“There are so many others who have experienced this type of abuse,” Morgan writes. “We hear so much about the perpetrator priests and the church and all they do to defend against the accusations; we need to start hearing from the victims/survivors.”

In her new book, Morgan chronicles the sexual abuse she experienced as a child at the hands of a clergy member and the confrontation she had with her abuser years later.

“Altar(ed) Girl” tells what happened, what it was like for Morgan and what it’s like now as she travels a path of healing, forgiveness and inner reconciliation. She shares her experiences so that others may also find the strength to heal and turn out of their inner isolation.

“I want readers to understand that clergy sexual abuse happens to young girls, not just boys,” Morgan writes. “It is a devastating experience, but it is possible to confront our worst fears. It is important to talk about it so we can heal, although it never goes away. I also want people to know that most of these predators who have been accused have not been sentenced to serve any prison time and are still living amongst us in our communities.”

Altar(ed) Girl
By C.M. Morgan
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 96 pages | ISBN 9781452588919
E-Book | 96 pages | ISBN 9781452588926
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
C.M. Morgan lives in Minneapolis with her wife, newborn baby and their dog, Morgan. She has been working as a nationally certified sign language interpreter for the past 20 years.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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