Sunday, July 10, 2016

R.I.P. Brian Gergely

Do you know Brian Gergely? No? He killed himself a few days ago. His story is compelling.

Brian Gergely’s body lay at his funeral mass just feet from where, in the same church, his revered priest had shattered his innocence and trust by molesting him when he was 10 years old.

“The root of all his problems was what happened to him as a kid,” said John Luther, a friend and former schoolmate of Gergely’s at a Catholic elementary school in the small Pennsylvania town of Ebcnsburg. - Source: Ex-alter boy who killed himself mourned in church where he was molested.

He is one of many clergy sexual abuse victims and unfortunately, he was a victim of his past too. Gregely was 46.

The monster behind Greeley’s abuse was a Catholic priest named Father Francis McCaa. He died in 2007. His “gifts" will keep on giving though.