Hell on the Way to Heaven by Chrissie FosterIf you ever wondered why the Catholic church is struggling to find new members then this book will give you a good insight as to why. This is the real life story of an everyday Aussie family who fought a brave and determined battle against the church. The story goes of a devote Catholic lady Chrissie Foster who meets the man of her dreams Anthony and after getting married they then have three daughters Emma, Katie and Aimee. Life for the family seems great with the girls at a Catholic run school and the happy couple making a decent living in the family bussiness. This happiness is destroyed however when there eldest daughter Emma begins to show behaviour changes that will escalte over the years to self harm, suicidal thoughts and depression that perspire to ruin her life and put great strain on the family.
Even worse is to follow when Katie begins to show similar tendencies that will lead to her being hit by a drunk driver. An incident that destroys her hopes of leading a normal life. For Chrissie, Anthony and Aimee the strain is overwhelming. A strain that becomes even worse when Emma discloses that she was sexually assulted by scum of the earth preist John ODonnell when she was a child and later Katie will tell the same thing. The preist would be jailed in 1995 for sexual assults from 1946 to 1977. It would later be revealed the preist would continue his evil ways right up till just before he was jailed. The worst part of this was the shameful way the church went about denying and threatening victims and there families while covering up and openly seeing itself as above the law. The Foster family would bravely fight the church not just for its own children but the many victims over the years. I was in awe of how they kept going despite the incredible strain of the legal battle, there own families troubles and the financial difficulties.
This was a very sad book with what happened to Emma and Katie with there treatment at a young age and the shameful ways the church tried to egnore them. While the Foster family went through so much not least the tragic death of Emma as depression took hold of her what they achieved in there battle against the church should not be underestimated. Chrissie and Anthony held the church to account and made the country as a whole aware of what was happening in an institution that was meant to protect children. This is a heatbreaking story but one that also show the power of the human spirit and how when you are prepared to fight for what you believe in you can achieve change even if that change is slow. Chrissie and her family continue to this day to fight for the church for justice for victims and for change.
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Wait 'til I get my money right I had a dream I could buy my way to heaven When I awoke I spent that on a necklace I told God I'd be back in a second Man, it's so hard not to act reckless To whom much is given much is tested. And what I do? Act more stupidly Bought more jewelry, more Louis V My momma couldn't get through to me The drama, people suing me I'm on TV talkin' like it's just you and me I'm just saying how I feel, man I ain't one of the Cosby's, I ain't go to Hill, man I guess the money should have changed him I guess I should have forgot where I came from La la la la Wait 'til I get my money right La la la la Then you can't tell me nothing, right? Excuse me? Was you saying something? Uh uh, you can't tell me nothing You can't tell me nothing Uh uh, you can't tell me nothing Let up the suicide doors This is my life homey, you decide yours I know that Jesus died for us But I couldn't tell you who the side was So I parallel double park that mother sideways Old folks talking 'bout back in my day But homey this is my day, class started two hours ago Oh, am I late? No, I already graduated And you can live through anything if Magic made it They say I talk with so much emphasis Ooh, they so sensitive Don't ever fix your lips like collagen And then say something where you gonna end up apologin' Let me know if it's a problem man Aight man, holla then La la la la Wait 'til I get my money right La la la la Then you can't tell me nothing, right?