I have reported on the news stories and the court cases surrounding the lawsuits in Louisville involving the Catholic Church. However, a reader took me up on my request for information.
What I got was very interesting - a look at the process through the eyes of a child as one of the children abused by nuns and a priest with the church. The book is "The Unbreakable Child" - "A story about forgiving the unforgiveable" by Kim Michele Richardson.
Again, the law is about people; resolving disputes; righting wrongs; obtaining redresses for legitimate grievances. All through a set of rules and procedures to handle individual human conflicts.
And behind every law suit is a story about people.
I have not read the book, but would welcome a review when it is released on April 1 by Kunati Press. The book release will be followed by a tour and an initial appearance by Kim in Louisville at Carmichael's Bookstore on April 11, 2009 at a time to be determined. Click here for the dates. And if you are interested in obtaining a copy, then click here and follow the links noted for Prerelease Ordering.
Here is some information "borrowed" from her web site:
The Unbreakable Child reveals past lies coming to surface, exposes the Roman Catholic
Church's clergy; those who cloaked Evil with His veil to mask their evil deeds and shows how the buried past can return to heal the present, both triumphant and frightening.
An inspiring story of a girl who would not be broken.
The Unbreakable Child is a story that has yet to be told anywhere in the country.