Oh, yes! I remember it very well, Chris Cohlmeyer. I think you can find it, or at least parts of it, on YouTube.

I also vividly remember all the tales my Quebecois business partner told me about child abuse by the monks of the order of the Christian Brothers in Quebec. He describes experiencing horrifying levels of corporal punishment. Though he didn’t personally experience any sexual abuse, he tells me it was common among his peers.

He’s a generation older than me, so he personally witnessed the Quiet Revolution and the mass exit of the people of Quebec from the Church. He’s certain that the routine abuse of children by religious teaching orders played a large role in the revolution — aside from the more commonly cited role of the Church in reinforcing the the status of French speakers as a provincial underclass.


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