Retaliation by Holy Cross against Sexual Assault Victims — Just like the Military

The new president of the College of the Holy Cross, Philip L. Boroughs, SJ, loves to retaliate.   He frankly seems addicted to it.   This stands out in my experience because his predecessor, Michael C. McFarland, SJ, never retaliated against me at all, not a single time.    The retaliation by Fr. Boroughs is intentional and deliberate.  I know this because he never stops it when I complain to him about it.

Here are some examples of retaliation by Fr. Boroughs:

1.  He filed a complaint against my professional license which I won.

2.  He violated the college’s policy on holding peaceful protests in March 2012 by banning me from campus.   Sixteen months later, Fr. Boroughs still violates campus policy on peaceful protests and has not removed the ban.

3.  He dropped me from being a class agent for the college after many years of service with no explanation.  He ignored all of my questions about this.

4.  He put my name on an internal list at the college, violating the strict confidentiality promised to me when there was no emergency and he never sought permission to use my name this way.   When I complained, he ignored me.

5.  When he filed the complaint against my professional license, he violated the law and did it with the New England Jesuit province and violated prohibitions against breaching confidentiality.

6.  The College conspires to violate my civil rights by placing trucks blocking my protest when the Chairman of the Board wants to drive by the college.

There are many more examples;  I just wanted to give a sense of it.

The similarities with the experience of military sexual assault victims are stunning.   The Department of Defense did a survey of sexual assault reporting and found that less than one third of victims ever report the crimes.   Among the less one third who report it, 62% said they experienced retaliation for making the reports.   In other words, retaliation is more likely to happen than not.

Unlike Holy Cross, Congress and the military are taking steps to stop retaliation against sexual assault victims.  Congress passed a whistle-blowers protection act to shield people who report the retaliation.   By contrast, no one in the administration of the College of the Holy Cross has taken any steps to address the retaliation and no wrongdoers have been punished by the Board.   The Vigil for Justice will continue until the College addresses the retribution, reforms college practices and punishes the perpetrators of retaliation.

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One Response to Retaliation by Holy Cross against Sexual Assault Victims — Just like the Military

  1. Thank you, Kate.
    For all to rest assured in regard to the facts you presented, the Jesuits have done the same and/or similar retaliations to me, as they seek to retaliate and destroy my life, my career, my integrity, my presence, my entire capability to thrive and survive well in this world.

    As the recent Roman Catholic Woman Speaker on the Television News SAID, during the selection process of the new (now Jesuit) Pope, the “”ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH MAKES SURE THAT THEIR VICTIMS NEVER EVER ARE ABLE TO WORK AGAIN IN SOCIETY, ONCE THEIR VICTIMS””TELL”” OF THE CLERGY CATHOLIC PRIEST ABUSES THAT WERE COMMITTED!””

    The PTSD THAT THE VICTIMS ARE THEN ALSO DAMAGED WITH, BEYOND THAT OF THE CLERGY ABUSE CRIMES THEMSELVES, IS HORRIFIC! THE HATE CRIMES, THE CATHOLIC RETALIATIONS, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’S “””USINGS, ABUSINGS, AND UNLIMITED ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE WORLD’S SYSTEMATIC STRUCTURES, “ALL” FORCE THE CRIMINAL ACTIVE THRIVINGS AGAINST HUMANITY BY THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH TO CONTINUE!

    The church wants to do all of this damage to their victims, yourself and myself and hundreds of thousands of others,,,,,,WITHOUT TAKING ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR CRIMINAL ACTIONS AGAINST HUMANITY, AS THEY WANT TO ESCAPE RESPONSIBILITY USING THEIR ELITIST ATTITUDES, THEIR MONIES TAKEN FROM THE VULNERABLE WHO TRUST THEM, THEIR “”USE”” OF RELIGION AND POWER TO DOMINATE THE MINDS AND LIVES OF THE WORLD!

    They THRIVE on doing all of this , “”USING”” THE “””NON-PROFIT”” STATUS, MAKING THEM THE RICHEST INSTITUTION IN THE WORLD, AS THEY FORCE THEIR ELITIST SUPERIORITY AND UNCONTROLLABLCRIME SPREES ON THE WORLD’S GOVERNMENTS AND TAXPAYERS, IN ORDER TO ESCAPE RESPONSIBILITY FROM THEIR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!

    They are IMMATURE, IRRESPONSIBLE, UNDEVELOPED OR MANIPULATIVELY DEVELOPED PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO NEVER TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, BY “””USING””” CHILDREN, MEN, WOMAN, SOCIETIES , TO PAY FOR ALL THEIR SINS AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!

    IF CONGRESS PASS LAWS TO PROTECT WHISTLEBLOWERS AND VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, AS YOU AND I, AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS NEED TO BE PROTECTED FROM THE RETALIATIONS MADE BY THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, WILL THE “””””NON-PROFITS BE EXCLUDED FROM THESE GOVERNMENTAL NEW LAWS, DUE TO THEIR “””NON-PROFIT STATUS”””, WHERE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH’S CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND THEIR ELITISM COULD CONTINUE BEING ABOVE THE LAW?

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