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The Resource The priests, James M Miller

The priests, James M Miller

Label
The priests
Title
The priests
Statement of responsibility
James M Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Priests is the true story of one man's survival of abuse at the hands of a most dangerous type - priests without belief. James Miller grew up in Newcastle. He attended Pius X secondary College in 1978. He was keen surfer and gifted academically, which drew the attentions of the Principal, Father Brennan, and his deputy, Father Helferty. Aided by his deputy, Brennan found many occasions in which he asked to see James alone, and then sexually abused him, transforming James's naturally sunny easy-going disposition into one wracked with self-loathing and shame. Confused and bewildered by what was happening to him, James began drinking and secretly self-harming. Any thoughts about telling what had happened to him were abandoned after he left school and married Kate, discovering too late that she was Brennan's niece. With the family connection now firmly established Brennan used subtle - and not so subtle - forms of mental and emotional intimidation to blackmail and threaten James into keeping his silence. His only plan to escape was to become so successful that he would be out of the clutches of these predatory men. He became a barrister, moved to Sydney and joined a prestigious law firm. However his internal life was a wreck. He was terrified someone would find out what had happened to him, and his marriage crumbled. He also developed a serious substance abuse problem. Out of the blue he was contacted by another former student of St Pius, asking him to appear as a witness in his lawsuit against Father Brennan for sexual abuse. James had now become such a successful barrister that his evidence would be highly regarded
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
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1962-
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Miller, James M.
Dewey number
362.76
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Miller, James M
  • Catholic Church
  • Adult child sexual abuse victims
  • Child sexual abuse by clergy
Target audience
adult
Label
The priests, James M Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057392548
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781925048667
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949721680
Label
The priests, James M Miller
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057392548
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781925048667
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949721680

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