Motivating thoughts for victims

Oftentimes, we as victims find it hard to hold onto what that means. We're so entrenched in blaming ourselves for what happened that even when we know in our heads that we were NOT responsible - that we were abused by someone with power we had been taught not to resist - we still feel a sense of responsibility. That causes us to doubt the rightness of taking action against the perpetrator. The following thoughts, most of which come from other victims - may help. Please note: there are some references to the Bible in these thoughts, because it is important that clergy are held to the standard they profess to follow.

For Catholics (whose priests are supposedly celibate etc.)

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