After recent reports describing clergy sex abuse, Paul Peloquin, a Catholic clinical psychologist and a clergy abuse survivor, shared advice for victims and their families.
“For Catholics who have been abused by a priest or clergy, it’s doubly difficult because they have not only been psychologically traumatized, but spiritually traumatized,” Peloquin told Catholic News. “Unless that is addressed, healing is very difficult.”
His work as a Catholic psychologist is tied to his own journey as an abuse survivor.
“I’m a survivor myself,” said Peloquin, who is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.