Patrick McSorley
The Innocents

Patrick McSorley

Vocal Critic of Abuse by Clergy Found Dead (From the Boston Globe) By Brian MacQuarrie, Globe Staff, 2/24/2004 Patrick McSorley, a victim of defrocked priest John J. Geoghan who became one of the most visible […]

A sign outside of St. Albert the Great reads, "We demand! Our pastor back!
The Scandal

“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 […]

O'Connell Funeral Home
The Crimes

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 Scandal

Cardinal George’s Carrots

Awhile back, I wrote about John Houston, a bright and brave young man who had been sexually assaulted in junior high by “Father” Norbert Maday. After being discharged from the military, John committed suicide at […]

The Innocents

John K. Houston (1969-2002)

The following is the transcript of a redacted report by Detective Forseth taken on June 2, 1992. (Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are ‘as is’ in the report.) On today’s date 6/2/92 at the direction of […]