Prior to his wife's abuse by a mental health professional, he, like most people, had very little if any understanding of such abuse. is a psychiatrist in private practice In Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Linda Mabus Jorgenson is an attorney who has handled more than 300 cases involving sexual misconduct by therapists or other professionals.
On June 20, Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on the order of Pope Francis, prohibited former Cardinal Mc Carrick from public ministry after an investigation by the New York archdiocese found an accusation of sexual abuse of a minor was “credible and substantiated.” That same day,the public learned that the Archdiocese of Newark and the Diocese of Metuchen in New Jersey had received three accusations of sexual misconduct involving adults against Mc Carrick.
Since then media reports have written of victims of the abuse, spanning decades, include a teenage boy, three young priests or seminarians, and a man now in his 60s who alleges Mc Carrick abused him from the age of 11.
“The cardinal, muttering in a barely comprehensible way, admitted that he had perhaps made the mistake of sleeping in the same bed with some seminarians at his beach house, but he said this as if it had no importance,” Viganò recalled in his testimony. His statement implicates Cardinals Angelo Sodano, Tarcisio Bertone and Pietro Parolin and he insists various other cardinals and bishops were well aware, including Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Mc Carrick’s successor as archbishop of Washington D. “I myself brought up the subject with Cardinal Wuerl on several occasions, and I certainly didn’t need to go into detail because it was immediately clear to me that he was fully aware of it,” he wrote.
In his written statement, Viganò then outlined his understanding of how, despite the allegations against him, Mc Carrick came to be appointed Archbishop of Washington D. Ed Mc Fadden, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Washington, told CNA that Wuerl categorically denies having been informed that Mc Carrick’s ministry had been restricted by the Vatican.In 2008, Archbishop Viganò claims he wrote a second memo, this time to Cardinal Sandri’s successor as sostituto at the Secretariat of State, then Archbishop (later Cardinal) Fernando Filoni.He included a summary of research carried out by Richard Sipe, a psychotherapist and specialist in clerical sexual abuse, which Sipe had sent Benedict in the form of a statement.Advice for Subsequent Therapists—from a Colleague Who Learned the Hard Way This essay by a now-retired psychoanalytic psychiatrist describes her experience of being emotionally and sexually exploited by her prominent and powerful training analyst, the reaction of her colleagues, and how she sought and found help.Gag Orders The first two essays on this topic are descriptions by victims/survivors of their feelings about having settled civil cases against abusers where the settlements prohibited them from speaking about their abuse. The third essay on this topic, written by two Boston attorneys, argues that gag orders run counter to public policy and, accordingly, courts should refuse to enforce them. Guilt The first essay under this topic describes how abusers try to shift the blame for their behavior to their victims.To view this essay Psychological Kidnapping This essay applies the terms "psychological kidnapping" and "brainwashing" to some of the ways that victims of abuse by psychotherapists become taken over and controlled by their abusers and their personal powers and sense of self are undermined. Shock and After-Shocks: A Husband's Story This essay details a husband's reaction to learning that his wife was exploited by a health care professional and describes the first seven months of his healing process in terms of the stages of grief. Statements to the Courts The first statement in this topic is by a victim, also a TELL Responder, who describe in detail to the judge the damage done to her and her family by the abuse. Katie holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and teaches Pre K. He is an associate with the firm of Lubin & Meyer, P. Nicole Todd lives in New Jersey and is a stay-at-home mom of four children.The second statement, by a subsequent treater, describes the damage done to the patient and the treatment issues that have been confronted as a result. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Economics from Hunter College, and also earned an MBA from Rutgers University. Janice Williams is a British Columbia-based artist, author, and organizer of "spoken word" and other community events. Winer is an attorney practicing in California and lead author for the forthcoming book, which focuses heavily on therapist sexual abuse cases. She previously taught Organizational Behavior at Boston University’s School of Management.The Pope later accepted Mc Carrick’s resignation from the College of Cardinals.But Viganò wrote that Benedict much earlier had imposed sanctions on Mc Carrick “similar” to those handed down by Cardinal Parolin.He said Archbishop Montalvo first alerted the Vatican in 2000, requesting that Dominican Father Boniface Ramsey write to Rome confirming the allegations.In 2006, Archbishop Viganò said that, as delegate for pontifical representations in the Secretariat of State, he personally wrote a memo to his superior, then Archbishop (later Cardinal) Leonardo Sandri, proposing an “exemplary measure” be taken against Mc Carrick that could have a “medicinal function” to prevent future abuses and alleviate a “very serious scandal for the faithful.” He drew on an indictment memorandum, communicated by Archbishop Sambi to Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, then Secretary of State, in which an abusive priest had made claims against Mc Carrick of “such gravity and vileness” including “depraved acts” and “sacrilegious celebration of the Eucharist.” Memos Ignored But, according to Viganò, his memo was ignored and no action was taken until the late 2000s — a delay which Archbishop Viganò claims is owed to complicity of John Paul II’s and Benedict XVI’s respective Secretaries of State, Cardinals Angelo Sodano and Tarcisio Bertone.