This free event was presented in theatre and broadcast live on Sunday 29th May. Available to book or watch back for 7 days.
In November 1970, in an act of depraved, criminal selfishness, the paedophile priest Malachy Finegan began to abuse 11-year-old Gerard Gorman from Newcastle Co. Down.
Now with the help of his brother - the poet and playwright Damian Gorman - Gerard tells the story of that abuse: what was actually done to him; how it affected his life; and how he battled for years for justice from the Catholic Church. The story is told with utter honesty, warmth and sheer readability in Blackstaff Press's SO YOUNG - The Taking of my Life by the Catholic Church.
This telling is the opposite of Finegan's act, for it is one of selflessness, vulnerability and truth.
In this interview the two brothers discuss the book, and Gerard's feelings as it's about to come out...
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