Sins of the Fathers
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My story is long and terrible, so long that it's probably best if I provide an executive summary of what happened.

  1. ABUSED BY FR. LEROY VALENTINE
    I was sexually exploited, abused, and ultimately raped by a priest named Fr. LeRoy Valentine at the Church of the Immacolata in St. Louis, MO in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
  2. ABUSE ADMITTED BY ARCHSTL
    My abuse was admitted in an e-mail that Sandra Price of ArchStL sent to me in February 2018. Amidst lies, but admitted nonethless. Which is why it was weird when, in April 2018 ArchStL told everybody I was lying and that my story changed multiple times.
  3. ASSISTANCE COORDINATOR SHAM
    While USCCB talks about and advertises that every diocese make an Assistance Coordinator available to survivors, at no point what I told of the existence of, put in touch with, or contacted by an Assistance Coordinator.
  4. FATHER/BISHOP/CARDINAL DOLAN KNEW
    My own experience, and the testimony of others, affirms that then Father and now Cardinal Timothy Dolan knew what Fr. Valentine was doing to us. And did NOTHING to stop it or help us.
  5. GASLIGHTED BY CARDINAL TIM DOLAN
    in early March 2002 I went to ArchStL as a result of the news that Fr. LeRoy Valentine had been acused of abuse. Then-Bishop Timothy Dolan told me that nothing happened. That Fr. Valentine hadn't done the things he was accused of.
  6. NOT NOTIFIED WHEN VALENTINE RESIGNED
    A few days after I talked to Bishop Timothy Dolan, Fr. Valentine resigned. I was never notified or told that my experiences and memories might indeed mean something.
  7. GASLIGHTED BY ARCHSTL
    On May 9, 2011 I met with a Review Team from ArchStL. They told me the problems I was having -- bankruptcy, divorce, nervous breakdown -- were my father's fault.
  8. LIED TO ABOUT CONTACTING PSYCHOLOGIST
    In July 2011 Deacon Phil Hengen told me he wanted to talk to my psychologist. He never did despite the best efforts of my psychologist and me.
  9. NOT NOTIFIED WHEN VALENTINE REMOVED
    In May 2013 the Archdiocese of St. Louis permanently removed Fr. Valentine. I was never told, contacted, or (finally) offered help.
  10. LYING TO THE COURT
    In 2014 the Archdiocese of St. Louis UNDER COURT ORDER produced a list of allegations they had received.
       It was incomplete.
       I know that because my allegation wasn't included.
       I have since come to learn that the same is true of AT LEAST one other allegation. Isn't lying to the court Perjury? And Obstruction of Justice? Thus RICO?