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Sacrificed

Sacrificed

By Chris O'Leary
Sacrificed is a survivor's eye view of the Catholic sex abuse crisis that picks up where SPOTLIGHT left off, pulling no punches and with zero enabling. Hosted by survivor Chris O'Leary, Sacrificed explores his ongoing efforts to get help from the Archdiocese of St. Louis, the Catholic Church, and the Pope. Efforts that, despite the PA grand jury report and VOS ESTIS, proved fruitless. It's a story many Catholics won't want to hear, but must be told. Because, if the Catholic Church can do what it's done to survivors, what else can it justify doing? Rationalize? To innocent children most of all.
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My Friend the Cardinal
6. Why aren't things getting better for survivors? Actually. Because Abuse Profiteers are running the Catholic Church. Men like my friend the cardinal, a man I've known since I was a third grader at the Church of the Immacolata in St. Louis, where he saw, and turned a blind eye to, at least some of my and our sexual exploitation and abuse by Father LeRoy Valentine in the late 1970s. And then did worse as a bishop.
01:16:16
June 16, 2021
What's the Big Deal I
9. What's the big deal? About abuse? And having been abused? What it does to your family, as much as what it does to you.
34:23
June 10, 2021
The Program
The lie is that they didn't know, laid bare by the fact that, by the 1970s, the Archdiocese of St. Louis had in place a program -- The Program -- to manage and only God knows what else known abusers, including my abuser, Fr. LeRoy Valentine.
23:10
May 18, 2021
Sacrificed
8. It wasn't just bad luck. Rather, we were sacrificed. By people we loved. And who I thought loved us. That's the only conclusion I can draw from the evidence. But why? How can one human being do that to another?
01:01:27
May 7, 2021
The Smoking Gun
7. I found it in late January 2020. The document that proves that it didn't just happen. Rather, we were sacrificed.
50:12
May 2, 2021
Survivor Q&A April 18, 2021
Repressed Memory, the Timeline, and My Parents are topics I address in my Catholic Survivor Q&A, a bonus episode which is an interview I did with a listener of my podcast, Sacrificed.
01:21:23
April 18, 2021
Abuse of the Abused
5. I was sexually exploited, abused, and assaulted — raped — by a priest. Then things got REALLY bad.
44:19
March 28, 2021
What Happened II
4. What happened? Exactly? Specifically? This is the second of two episodes that go into what happened to me when I was a kid. I tell my store in as much detail as I can, while skipping over the most graphic stuff.
42:32
March 21, 2021
What Happened I
3. What happened? Exactly? Specifically? This is the first of two episodes that go into what happened to me when I was a kid. I tell my store in as much detail as I can, while skipping over the most graphic stuff.
30:03
March 14, 2021
This Nightmare
2. "This nightmare," is how Fr. Tom Doyle referred to the events leading up to the movie SPOTLIGHT. Events that, for survivors at least, are FAR from over. The Pennsylvania grand jury report of August 2018 led to a flurry of actions by the Catholic Church and (arch)dioceses in the United States, as they tried to make it clear that things were different. Promises belied by the events of the 2018 Mass of Reparation, and encapsulated in the cover art for the Sacrificed podcast, and which make clear the reality for and plight of survivors of the Catholic sex abuse crisis. Still. Despite SPOTLIGHT, the Pennsylvania grand jury report, VOS ESTIS, and everything. Which makes the problem clear. If the Catholic Church can do this survivors, what else can it justify? Rationalize? When it comes to children most of all?
33:39
February 8, 2021
SPOTLIGHT & Me & Since
1. The movie SPOTLIGHT did an excellent job of laying out the basics of the Catholic sex abuse crisis, but what happened next? To the survivors? Whose lives were, at best, turned upside down by the revelations.
43:04
January 30, 2021
Some Questions
SPOTLIGHT wasn't the end of the story. The Catholic sex abuse crisis and what happened, both then and now, raises a number of critical questions, starting with the biggest one; if the Catholic Church can do what it's done to survivors, as children and adults, then what else can it justify doing? Rationalize? To children, most of all.
10:09
January 16, 2021