Another day, another dispute with the St. Louis Archdiocese regarding allegations of child sex abuse. The case of Father LeRoy Valentine, however, involves a long and complicated history of accusations that span several decades and allegations of repeated inaction by those in charge. And victims' ad ... More >>
William Vatterott, a Roman Catholic priest from St. Louis, was indicted yesterday on a federal child pornography charge -- and could ultimately face ten years in prison and fines of up to $25,000.
Vatterott, 36, will appear in federal court later this week or early next week to respond to the indi ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel in Rome billowed white smoke, and the new pope emerged on the balcony in white robes: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires. His papal name will be Francis I.
David Clohessy, the executive director of Survivors Network of T ... More >>
Ten year's ago this month David Clohessy, director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), was named one of the world's "25 Most Intriguing" by People magazine.
Included in that 2002 class were actors and performers such as George Clooney and Britney Spears, world leaders the l ... More >>
A priest who served in four different Missouri parishes has just been formally charged with sexual abuse of a minor in a Colorado courtroom.
The details of Charles Robert Manning's alleged crimes are under seal, but an investigation began after one 15-year-old boy complained that Manning was behavi ... More >>
On January 2, David Clohessy -- director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) -- sat down with lawyers representing Catholic priests. It was not to chat over tea.The attorneys deposed Clohessy for over six hours as part of a lawsuit that a anonymous victim has brought agains ... More >>
SNAP's David ClohessyRecently in both Kansas City and St. Louis, lawyers defending the Catholic Church against clerical sex abuse allegations have have tried to subpoena years worth of emails and records from their long-time adversary, SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests). SNAP dir ... More >>
The '60s made them do it!The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) has responded to the controversial study released yesterday exploring the cause of the sex abuse crisis inside the U.S. Catholic Church. Commissioned by the church, the 300-page study by researchers at John Jay Colle ... More >>
Update on last week's cover story, "Sins of the Father": the victim known as John Doe has revealed his identity as Paul J. Alvino of Mehlville. Yesterday, he called a press conference on the steps of his childhood parish, St. Mary Magdalen at Kingshighway and Chippewa. Flanking him are two of his ch ... More >>
Saving goals souls one at a time.The Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, will soon welcome a new bishop to their flock. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Thomas J. Paprocki to the position yesterday.Paprocki is interesting for several reasons. Fist of all, he is an avid hockey fan and sometimes ... More >>