“Archangel Michael Tramples Satan” by Guido Reni (c. 1630), Santa Maria della Concezione, Rome, Author Andrew Graham Dixon for Yorck Project (PD-Art l Old-100)
“In the absence of light, darkness prevails”
-Motto of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, “Hellboy” (Dark Horse Comics)
Heart wrenching tales of abuse could easily fill these pages. Generally, I try to stay away from stories of that kind. Too often, they leave us feeling helpless and hopeless.
When I do write about lost lives, the words are my poor attempt to honor those lives and bear witness to the loss.
It may be some, small consolation that such children have gone home to God. Their pain is over. That should not diminish our outrage.
There are, of course, countless unreported cases of abuse. Names we will never know, though God is familiar with them all.
While those victims are gone, their struggle ended…
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