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By Matt Kappadakunnel, Crisis Magazine, Oct. 26, 2021

Matt Kappadakunnel is a finance professional who lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two young children. He is from the Syro-Malabar Rite. Previously, Matt spent a few years studying to be a Catholic priest, culminating in graduate studies at Fordham University. …

In my last Crisis article
, I shared my difficult and painful experience of sexual misconduct inflicted by a Jesuit priest. Second to this traumatic experience was reporting the incident and being informed that nothing will happen to the accused.

For those who have not, by the grace of God, experienced clergy abuse or misconduct, it is difficult to appreciate that the simple adage “If you see something, say something” is not so simple.

Firstly, reporting the incident is a confusing process. There is no concise, clear-cut way, even after spending hours searching online. Based on my experience, I have created an outline so that others might not have to fumble around as I did. …

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