Part 3 of 3 Episodes: Jeffrey Epstein and Clergy Sexual Abuse


In Part Three of Three Episodes, Darlene concludes her discussion:

How the convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has brought attention to the issue of sexual abuse of children. In this particular episode, Darlene focuses on the exposure of clergy abuse in the 1990s beginning in Boston. Consequently, much was uncovered, including the revelation that it took place in her own high school in the 1970s.

Key Takeaways:

Because of the PTSD symptoms, many people cope through alcohol and other substances.

Children being viewed as children is a relatively newer concept in the history of humankind.

Look at paintings from the past which depict many as miniature adults.

There continues to be some resistance from the higher echelons of the church to fully attend go this.

Jeffrey Epstein brought this issue to my attention, but he is just a blip in life. He is a dark stain on our present times who will be locked away or fade away.

–Darlene Corbett


Darlene Corbett
Darlene Corbett
Darlene Corbett views herself as a life-long learner, a pursuer of excellence, a work-in-progress, and a seeker-of-the-truth. For over thirty years, she has been assisting people to get unstuck. Darlene's primary professional role has been as a Therapist, but now she includes Author and Writer. In 2011, Darlene began putting her thoughts on paper and hasn’t stopped. Many of her blogs can also be found on Sixty and Me, Medium, and Penning these articles set the stage for her first book, Stop Depriving The World of You, traditionally published by Sound Wisdom. Throughout her career, Darlene has been described as animated or effervescent which contradicts the perception of a psychotherapist. She firmly believes in the importance of being authentic and discusses platinum-style authenticity in her book. As a believer in pushing oneself as long as one has life, Darlene’s first novel, Visible Forever, will be published in the spring of 2024 by WordCrafts Press.

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  1. Blessings Darlene, this is close to so much of what I see today in our society through pictures posted on FB, Instagram, and other social media of women, young and old, who either out of innocence or vanity display pictures that allure to the eyes of those who are perverted and sick. As a Catholic, I don’t define my faith through the intrinsinc evil of those who serve in our parish. I know and God knows that they will suffer greatly. We also know that this is also happening in other faith based religions, even in the schools themselves. Fortuantely, the clergy abuse was brought front and center within the Catholic Church and there needed to be a cleansing and purging of this intrinsic evil. I trust in God and trust that there will be a day of reckening not only for those who seek cover under the collar, but those that prey on the innocent of the streets. Sex Trafficking is now surpassing drug trafficking in dollars and the day will come when those that have hurt the innocent will answer greatly.

    • Thank you, dear Lynn, for your thoughtful commentary! As you probably know, I too am Catholic and agree with everything you say. Thank you so much!💖

    • Yes, Darlene, I gathered that you are of the Catholic Faith. I feel strongly in defending our Lord in every way and His Blessed Mother. I even thought of writing a Chronicle series of articles, but not sure just yet. Thank you for the courage to speak on what you believe as others have the freedom of speech in what they believe and defend.

    • Thank you again, Lynn! Let me know if and when you do a Chronicle series of articles. I would love to read and support. I have encountered many challenges of being catholic especially in the world of therapy. Although I am able to keep things separate, I do admit my ire gets raised when people who have no idea some idea think they are experts on being catholic.

      I look forward to more of your writing. Have a lovely day Lynn! Thank you again.

    • I will let you know when I begin the Chronicle series, I am praying about it. As for the ire in those who say they are Catholic, but don’t truly know the basics of the faith and the Holy Sacraments themselves, its when I need to know how to defend that which I believe. Thanks and I hope we will be able to connect.

  2. Fascinating yet tragic topic Darlene. I’m sure many will not like my statements or point of view, but I simply don’t trust anyone alone with my child… priests, pastors, scout leaders, gym teachers, etc. etc… there are too many instances of abuse in this day and age. More specifically, I can’t begin to consider why “holy people” would rape and lecture at the same time, but for those who have indulged in this double-jeopardy sin, they rob the trust and credibility of all those within their ranks. I do believe in the word of God, and have great love for Jesus, but not the infallible men who have used religion for nefarious purposes over the centuries. I don’t take heed or lecture from those who suppress their earthly, primitive desires. Too many times they have proved that they are no better or different than the blind sheep in the pew. A pope on his golden thrown lecturing about mammon will never appeal to me. And so I pray for their victims, and beyond that I ask God directly to keep my own son away from anyone who has devious thoughts… I only have one chance to protect him.

    • Hi Aaron,

      Thank you for your thoughtful comments. You are right on to protect your son. For anyone who knows of teachings if Jesus whether they see him as a savior or not, this goes against everything he preached. The whole sexual abuse scandal began out of Boston, as you probably know. At the time, we lived in Needham, which you probably know is 20 miles southwest if Boston. I cried when I read the new that people successfully sued around the issue of Father Porter. That was just the beginning of opening the hornets nest. Sometime later, letters were sent from my alma mater, indicating the Headmaster and one of the Guidance Counselors abused some of the boys during the period I was attending high school. I was saddened because many of us had fond memories of our high school.

      Again, thank you! I agree with everything you have stated. You speak in a way others are fearful of doing so. 💖

    • Aaron, to add to your comment, I agree that those who think they are holier than the layman, or hold a rank that desires recognition, are sick. Jesus did not approve of this in anyway shape or form. Men are fallible and will have consequences that I can tell you will be indiescribable. The pope is a man of the cloth, but not all popes are good popes as history points out. As Scripture points out, Matthew 18:6 ; Mark 9:42 “and whoever may cause to stumble one of those little ones who are beleiving in me, it is beter for him that a weighty millstone may be hanged upon his neck. To harm one of these little ones was to court the judgement of God. His wrath will be great.