The long-term consequences of such trauma are immeasurable, they say. But he says the church stonewalled him. At one point, Fitzpatrick challenges Porter to remember how many children he fondled, kissed or raped. Paul suburb where he lives as a self-described househusband with his year-old wife and four children, who range in age from 9 months to 16 years.
Porter was a dynamic figure in the Southeastern Massachusetts parishes in which he served. Like many others in his group, Frank Fitzpatrick says the experience caused him to fall away from his church.
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By: Mark Laaser. Still, some parents apparently did suspect that something was amiss at St. Laaser has worked with hundreds of adults who suffer the consequences of sexual sin and dysfunction. Although church officials will not comment, Fitzpatrick says he found in his investigation that Porter was transferred from parish to parish after parents complained about his involvement with their children.
Of those, about 30 have contacted a Boston lawyer to join in legal action against Porter and the Roman Catholic Church. Fitzpatrick, for one, says he blocked the memory for most of his adult life. Several say that another priest from St.
All of them long to have had meaningful conversations with their parents about sex when they were growing up. Mark Laaser, Ph. Several say that another priest from St.