Imagine, being abandoned by a young unwed mother, and left to grow up in the Catholic orphanage system in Brooklyn. Imagine, also, that in the midst of this life: being moved from one orphanage to another, living among out-of-wedlock infants, children whose fathers had been killed in the war, and children of parents in crisis and, on top of all that, dealing with sexual abuse.
Well, this is one man’s true story as told in the book Raised By the Church, Growing up in New York’s Catholic Orphanages. It’s the life of Ed Rohs.
Part of the reason he tells his story: for more than two decades, the Catholic Church has grappled with a series of clergy sexual abuse scandals and lawsuits.
Our Liz Faublas sat down with Ed Rohs, earlier today. Rohs, who now works for the New York State Office of Mental Health, talked about his nearly two decades-long experience that defined his identity and forced him to come to terms with the importance of overcoming your biggest fears.
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