I Took The Church To Court

In 2010 I took the Catholic Church to Court for abuse I suffered as a child in their care. I was in a convent in Orpington, Kent during the late 1960's/early 1970's where many children were physically and sexually abused. The convent was run by the Sisters of Mercy and the home I was in had a particularly sadistic ex monk and paedophile who believed that pain brought you closer to God.

I have written a book entitled Cry and You Cry Alone, which tells of my experience in care and gives a detailed account of the 3 day court trial. This is a 'must read' for anyone considering action against the Church and/or the Local Authorities, as it gives an indepth account of the tactics used by the Church to defend the indefensible. The story is told with honesty and humour and above all, I hope it will give inspiration to other survivors.

Rosalinda V. Hutton
Cristobell Cristobell
51-55, F
4 Responses May 12, 2012

The catholic church ought to be burnt to the ground.<br />
These people hide behind a religious book and give it a bad name. They've just completely and irrevocably ruined everything.<br />
I drink to you rising against the sadistic f*cks.

Many thanks Beth, I think it will be an eye opener for many. The Church invested hundreds of thousands of pounds fighting my case to the end, it was a bit of a David and Goliath situation.

sorry that happened to you. I hop u have healed through you boolk. My father was a sadistic christian fundamentalist who used to beat me on my bare bhind for his sexual pleasure...Im pretty sure anyway...I hink it screwed with me a little but id like to buy your book about recovering from soe weird personal stuff associated with what i now see as abuse<br />

I am so sorry that you had to endure that Angela, and I hope that my book will help Angela.

Cristobell is a pseudonym I use to write. I have a blog entitled Cristobell Unbound, musings and articles on depression etc.

Kind wishes to you. Rosalinda

Thankyou ROsalinda,
I feel relieved that I can finally speak about this. I am seeing a therapist over some of the things that occired, many done under the normality of christian discipline. Id love to read your blog.

Thank you for your courage in speaking out, and for taking on such a powerful institution.