• The Bible

    Fact or Fiction?

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  • The Monarchy

    The Roman Empire

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  • The Scandal

    It’s still going on.

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  • Resources

    Ignorance is no excuse.

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  • One Parish

    St. Peter Parish in Geneva, Illinois

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“Inappropriate for a priest”

On November 4, 2006, I drove to St. Albert the Great Catholic parish near Chicago to speak on behalf of SNAP (Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests). The Chicago press descended upon the parish in south-suburban Burbank after the Chicago Archdiocese released a statement that St. Albert’s pastor, Robert Stepek, was being removed from Continue Reading

Raped: Memories of a Catholic Altar Boy

A few years ago, I read a book titled Raped: Memories of a Catholic Altar Boy. The book is a first-person account given by Larry Monte, a survivor of serial rape by a Catholic priest that began when he was 15 and went on for two years. Dennis Domralzski, a veteran journalist, co-authored the book. Continue Reading

Belinda Martinez

The following is the transcript of a speech Belinda Martinez gave at a Voice of the Faithful meeting in Eden Prairie, Minnesota on July 31, 2003. (Attribution to Voice of the Faithful (VOTF), the Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), and BishopAccountability.) “Thank you very much for your kind invitation to speak with you Continue Reading

Americans’ Dependence

  Today, the United States of America celebrate their 237th anniversary of independence from British rule. But not all Americans are free from the authority of a very powerful and fancily-clothed monarch. Those would be the Americans who are also Roman Catholics. The main point of the entire American Revolution back in the 18th century Continue Reading

Tom Paciorek

The following was published in the Detroit Free Press on March 22, 2002. Tom Paciorek Breaks Silence: Ex-Baseball Star: Priest Abused Me by Jim Schaefer, Patricia Montemurri, and Alea Capeloto 72 hours. That’s how he refers to it. Not three days or a long weekend, but 72 hours. That is his label to describe the Continue Reading

When Fairness Doesn’t Matter

On the day my mother died in 2007, I contacted a friend who is an attorney and asked him if there was any way he would be able to write a trust agreement on the double. The reason I asked this huge favor was because Mom was not at peace and I was trying to Continue Reading

Dan O’Connell and James Ellison

  On April 24, 2004, American’s Most Wanted aired the story of the murders of Dan O’Connell and James Ellison. The segment was titled Who Killed the Pepper King? The transcript follows:   Dan O’Connell was the most popular man in Hudson, Wisconsin. Rotaries, Boy Scouts, YMCA fundraisers. You name it, Dan was involved. That’s Continue Reading

Roman Catholic Costumes

I was flipping through Vogue Magazine several years ago while in a waiting room waiting for an appointment. In it, I came across an interview with Gisele Bundchen, a supermodel and native of Brazil. While listening for my name to be called, I casually read along. But, when the interview turned to the topic of Continue Reading