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Am I telling the truth?

Or lying?

That's a reasonable question.

Especially given what a spokesman for the Archdiocese of St. Louis said about me in the April 2018 piece by Aisha Sultan entitled Priest Sex Abuse Survivor Says Trauma Lingers in which I went public...

...when asked to comment on O’Leary’s account, “The archdiocese’s record of Mr. O’Leary’s allegations are significantly different; however, due to a court order as well as our own ethical obligation, we are not at liberty to discuss Mr. O’Leary’s case.” Jones also said the information O’Leary shared initially changed multiple times by the time he broke off communication with the Office of Child and Youth Protection.

This is despite the fact that, a few months before, Sandra Price of ArchStL admitted -- amongst (LIE)s, but nonetheless -- that It Happened...

You chose to litigate (LIE) your claims of sexual abuse by Rev. Leroy Valentine. YOUR CLAIMS WERE ACKNOWLEDGED by Deacon Phil Hengen (LIE), the Archdiocese of Saint Louis (LIE) and the court system...Please know that YOU AND ALL VICTIMS OF ABUSE are in my prayers...

Sandra Price
Archdiocese of St. Louis

As Dave Glover asked in June 2019, why would the Archdiocese of St. Louis lie about me? When they've admitted that my abuser -- Fr. LeRoy Valentine -- was a bad guy?

I have a theory about that...

And plenty of other evidence that I'm telling the truth.

TLDR
The Archdiocese of St. Louis feels entitled to tell ANY lie in order to prevent scandal, and to protect some of the most powerful men in the Catholic Church.

Corroboration

Why should you believe me?

Especially given what the Archdiocese of St. Louis has said about -- and against -- me?

2019.3.26 +Carlson Meeting

On March 26, 2019 I met with Archbishop Robert Carlson of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, a meeting I (secretly) recorded and transcribed, just in case they decided to keep playing games.

That meeting only happens if they believe you.

If it happened.

And that should be all you need to know.

However, given the Smear Campaign the Archdiocese of St. Louis is running against me, let me give you a number of other reasons to believe me.

2019.8.23 Flannel Shirt Guy

I don't just have the picture of me with Fr. LeRoy Valentine, Number Shirt Guy, and Flannel Shirt Guy...

Father LeRoy Valentine December 1980

...but Flannel Shirt Guy has a show and had me on to go over my -- and our -- memories of our experiences with Fr. LeRoy Valentine at Immacolata. During that interview, Timothy Cardinal Dolan's name also came up.

Interview with Peter Pfeifer (aka Flannel Shirt Guy) 8.23.2019

2018.4.28 Twitter DM From "R"

A few hours after the April 28, 2018 piece by Aisha Sultan entitled Priest Sex Abuse Survivor Says Trauma Lingers -- in which a spokesman for the Archdiocese of St. Louis said I was lying and my story changed "multiple times" -- I received a DM via one of my Twitter accounts from a survivor I'll call R...

Hello Chris my name is R, I graduated from Immacolata in 19__, was a alter boy and had to get “hair cuts” from Fr. Valentine in his bedroom, so I unfortunately know too. What angers me as much is several times leaving Valentines bedroom, fr. Timothy Dolan, now Cardinal Dolan lived in the room next door & would be standing right there & never did anything

2018.10.13

On December 20, 2017, I wrote my first piece discussing my experiences back then and more recently. For reasons that will become obvious upon reading the piece, I called it Assistance Coordinators & Other Lies. While I received a number of comments, one comment stood out.

I went to Immacolata parish and school 1976–1979. I knew Fr. Valentine (and Cardinal Dolan, then Fr. Dolan, there at the same time) well. Fr. Valentine was known throughout SLU High and other private high schools and even SLU because kids at Immacolata would share with their older siblings. His behavior with the boys was always creepy and highly suspect. I told my parents and some other girls told their parents too, but we were blown off. I even told a couple of teachers I suspected inappropriate behavior (hugging boys waaaay to long, then rubbing their chests, not to mention the constant attempts at wrestling). The boys I asked always denied abuse, but admitted to hating the hugging and touching.