Young Marco, blissfully living with his grandparents, is whisked away to a new school when his parents re-enter his life. Befriended by Father McCool, Marco is groomed with methodical precision, exclusive indulgences, and thrilling sports outings. Slowly, he is introduced to profound abuse by those whom he trusted.
Author, Marco L. Bernardino, Sr. is a survivor of clergy sexual abuse and works to bring hope and help to others in similar situations. He has five children and lives in Marlton, New Jersey, where he works for the state as a Senior Project Development Officer.
Mr. Bernardino aspires for Sins of the Abused to offer a path to recovery for victims who feel alienated from mainstream society—a direct and insufferable result of the actions of predators lurking in the shadows of our churches. Website: http://sinsoftheabused.webs.com/
Author, Helen J. Wisocki has two grown children, owns a retail business in Newburyport, and resides in Massachusetts. She has published shorts stori