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Old 02-05-2013, 12:34
Eurostar
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and maybe some of the parents said 'don't be daft, you must have imagined it'
Even worse, the children were sometimes accused of lying. In the Irish Catholic abuse cases, it was so unthinkable to the parents that a priest could be capable of such things that the only conclusion they come come to was that the child was lying and on occasion they were even beaten as a result.

Clearly those parents were profoundly ignorant people but that's the way much of society was back then.
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