[Reading] ➬ Sworn to Silence ➳ Brendan Boland – Vejega.info

[Reading] ➬ Sworn to Silence ➳ Brendan Boland – Vejega.info After A Little While He Called The Other Boy Over Did The Same To Him I Heard Everything Father Smyth Was A Priest, A Good Man But I Knew That Some Rule Had Been Broken Brendan Was An Eleven Year Old Altar Boy When He First Met Father Smyth When The Abuse Began, He Didn T Know What To Do Surely He Should Trust A Priest But He Knew He Wasn T The Only Victim, And His Worst Nightmare Was That His Sisters Would Be NextIt Was Three Years Before He Plucked Up The Courage To Tell Another Priest An Inquiry Was Quickly Called, In Which Brendan Was Sworn To Secrecy But The Abuse Didn T Stop Instead, Father Smyth Continued To Prey On Other Children For Two Decades Until He Was Finally Convicted, In The S, Of Over Counts Of Child Sexual AbuseThis Shocking Memoir Tells How, For Years, A Priest S Abuse Was Ignored By The Catholic Church And How One Brave Small Boy Stood Up For Justice

10 thoughts on “Sworn to Silence

  1. Damaskcat Damaskcat says:

    This is a harrowing story of a betrayal of trust by so many people whom the author could have expected to rely upon First there was the priest who inveigled his way into the author s family and used the trust he gained to abuse the author When the author plucked up his courage and told another priest about the abuse the resulting investigation s

  2. Elle Esse Elle Esse says:

    Disclaimer I received this book through NetGalley as a free ARC in exchange for an honest review This is that review 8 10 StarsWhen Brendan Boland was fourteen he confided a secret to a priest he didn t know A secret that should have blown the Vatican out of the water and forced the world to take notice A secret that tested his faith, his family ties, an

  3. ReadAlongWithSue ReadAlongWithSue says:

    How can you not give this book anything but 5 stars for a review.This is an horrendous act on children I have never had any sympathy with any perpetrator and although there are books out there some making us try to understand or feel sorry for the perpetrator, that will NEVER happen There are plenty of religions that hide and cover up these pedophiles and it make

  4. Ain Daud Ain Daud says:

    I personally think that this book needs to go on everyone s must read list it s a true story of a child who had to undergo such a horrendous childhood because he was sexually abused by the most trusted person by this boy s family and apparently by the neighbors because he is a pastor father essentially, the pastor didnt only groom Brendan the boy , but also his family and

  5. Felicity Gibson Felicity Gibson says:

    Sworn to SilenceBrenden Boland29th July 2014This memoir is incredibly sad It is told in his voice and describes the sexual abuse he suffered as a little boy and the giant cover up by the Catholic Church Father Brendan Smyth groomed hundreds of children and continued his abuse as he was moved from parish to parish Brenden was a victim who had the honesty to talk to someone about hi

  6. Pdrg Pdrg says:

    This is a very personal biography by Brendan Boland about his experiences growing up and the effects of the abuse he suffered at the hands of Fr Brendan Smyth and the continuing impact the Church s respond had on his life It is powerful, intimate and very insightful on the effects that such an experience can have on someone lasting their entire life, and not just the impact on the victim b

  7. Denise Denise says:

    Sworn to Silence is a disturbing story but it is a must read book An extremely well written, heartbreaking story, it brought a tear to my eye a few times It is a frank and honest account of the appalling abuse endured by a Priest and covered up by the Catholic Church This story was compelling from start to finish and I wish Brendan all the best.

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