The initial uproar has died down.
I am mostly left with myself again.
I have made contact with the diocese in which the former-deacon-now-priest resides. I await further contact and discussions.
Proactively, I’ve also made an appointment with a therapist with whom I saw a few years ago for something else. I suspect I will need to go through my journals to bring out supporting evidence, and I can’t face that alone. Even thinking about it while I’m typing this is bringing painful tears to my eyes. This is no joke. I do not want to do this.
Jesus, I trust in you.