Sins of the Fathers
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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

I'm an acknowledged -- kind of -- survivor of the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis.

And the buck stops here.

I will not allow what happened to me to happen to anyone else.

To that end, I'm working on a multimedia work...

...the most recent pieces of which are...

My most recent, high-level press interviews are...

For UTTM updates, follow me @IvanDOesnot

The Sins of the Fathers

When I was a child, I was sexually exploited, abused, and assaulted -- raped -- by a priest named Fr. LeRoy Valentine at the Church of the Immacolata in Richmond Heights, MO, a suburb of St. Louis, from 1977 until 1981. Abuse that was witnessed, at least in part, by then Father and now...

Then, when I went to the Archdiocese of St. Louis for help in early March 2002, that's when things got REALLY bad. Because by then Bishop Dolan returned my call, and thus commenced the...

Most recently, I hoped to receive the support of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt but, instead of being welcomed at the press conference announcing the results of the investigation of ArchStL, I was terrorized by the MO AG's office and thrown out of the building by the police.

What's worse, KMOV got the whole thing on tape and won't air/web the footage, making St. Louis and ArchStL worse than SPOTLIGHT.

In case you've heard troubling things about me, understand I've been the subject of a...

I assume that is why so many people have stopped talking to me. But I can provide extensive...

There's also the fact that I met with Archbishop Carlson of ArchStL on March 26, 2019...

...something that only happens if your (arch)diocese believes you WERE abused, and I can tell you NOTHING'S changed when it comes to the treatment of survivors, at least.

Finally, in case you're wondering and/or hoping, the Pope's recent mandate VOS ESTIS LUX MUNDI has had NO effect...

OVERVIEW

If you're looking for a place to start trying to understand my story, start here...

Interview with Peter Pfeifer (aka Flannel Shirt Guy) 8.23.2019

READ

I'm in the process of writing a book that discusses my experiences...

My latest pieces include...

PRESS & Interviews

My story was first told by Aisha Sultan on April 20, 2018 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...

My most recent interview was an in-person interview with a fellow survivor...

In June, I was invited on the Dave Glover Show in St. Louis to tell my story...

I was interviewed in some depth, by Religion Digital...

Other stories that mention my story or me include...

if you'd like to talk to me about my experiences, my contact information is listed at the bottom of this page.

Watch

In advance of, and during, the Vatican sex abuse summit, I recorded a number of...

LISTEN

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

GoFundMe

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.

Twitter

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

AMDG

Chris O'Leary
Webster Groves, MO

ivandoesnot (at) gmail.com
314.494.13Two4 (Please text before calling)