Sins of the Fathers > Sins of the Fathers

You hypocrite,
first take the plank out of your own eye,
and then you will see clearly
to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

- Matthew 7:5

Sins of the Fathers is a first-hand account of the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal, its aftermath, and impact.

It's a tale of sexual exploitation, abuse, and rape.

And worse.

But didn't the Catholic Church learn its lesson? There were problems in the past, but they were solved, right?


Most recently, I've recorded a number of Video Messages and a new podcast episode...

My story was first told by Aisha Sultan on April 20, 2018 in Priest Sex Abuse Survivor Says Trauma Lingers and most recently by Religion Digital in A Victim Accuses Cardinal Dolan (Original Article in Spanish).

And there's so much more to the story, starting with The Second Sin.

Sins of the Fathers

Sins of the Fathers is the working title for this project, and is a collection of my writings.


I've recently recorded a number of Video Messages.


I have recorded some of my testimony in podcast form...


My story has started to receive some coverage, both in St. Louis and internationally.

My contact information is listed below.


I used the small settlement I received from ArchStL to finance a surprisingly successful social media campaign that have forced both ArchStL and Cardinal Dolan to open up to outside reviewers. However, I'm now having financial problems due to C-PTSD and the Cancer I was fighting at the same time I was fighting ArchStL to help me.


For updates on this project, follow me on Twitter @IvanDOesnot


Chris O'Leary
Webster Groves, MO

ivandoesnot (at)
31449413Two4 (Please text before calling)