Geronimo's dad's new book "Forgive me father, for I have sinned" was released. I googled it. Interestingly enough, I found that the phrase "forgive me father, for I have sinned" is not even in the Bible. What I did find, and you should read it yourself, was this:
Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity
Volume 2 – March 2008
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
FORGIVE ME FATHER, FOR I HAVE SINNED:
The Victims, The Abusers, The Church and The Law
Stephanie M. Adduci, M.A.*
In a world where children are growing up so very fast, there are few
places that can offer the children of today a sanctuary from that world.
Traditionally, the Church has been one such sanctuary. After all, the Church is
the beacon of morality of the society in which it dwells. The Church is in the
practice of molding the morality of its children through bible study, communion
classes, confirmation classes, altar boy-ships, and so on. Therefore, from an
observant parent’s perspective, it was not expected that the Church served
anything but the best interest of the child."
"Our society is also concerned with the best interest of the child. Adults
are charged with protecting the children of their communities. Parents, teachers,
and the clergy are expected to be beacons of safety – they are to serve as the
protectors, not the abusers. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. In fact, it
is this obligation to protect that provides the opportunity for abuse to occur.
Child abusers come in all shapes and sizes, in all regions of the country
and from all professions. Over the last few years, one particular profession has
received a great deal of publicity over their involvement in the sexual abuse of
children – the priesthood. “Forgive me father for I have sinned” has taken on
another connotation entirely beyond that of the typical scope of confession."