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In ‘Conversations With My Molester,’ confronting memories of abuse

In 1968, when he was 11 years old, Michael Mack was molested by his parish priest in North Carolina, he says, and his experience changed him in ways that took years to reveal themselves.

In 2002, when a series of Globe articles focused attention on the clergy abuse scandal in the Catholic church, poet and performer Mack began to talk seriously with friends about finding the priest. And finally, in 2005, the Cambridge resident plugged the priest’s name into Google.

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