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While many of the stories of the Catholic sex abuse crisis have been told, what happened at Immacolata in St. Louis remains fairly untouched.

I assume that's because because the story implicates Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York.


Then Father and now Cardinal Tim Dolan arrives at the Church of the Immacolata in Richmond Heights, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, fresh out of the seminary.


My abuser Father LeRoy Valentine arrives at Immacolata, fresh out of the seminary.


I'm abused by Fr. LeRoy Valentine at the Church of the Immacolata in Richmond Heights, MO, a suburb of St. Louis.

Father LeRoy Valentine

At least some of my abuse, and that of others, is witnessed by then Father and now Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Fr. LeRoy Valentine

And nothing is done or changes.


I am sexually exploited and then at least sexually abused at SLUH.


Why didn't I come forward sooner? In large part because I went to college in Texas, and then lived there for a couple of the following years where/because all of the bad stuff went away.


I move back to St. Louis for grad school at Wash U. And I immediately start having psychological problems. But I have no idea why. I can't remember the worst stuff. And most of what I do remember, I remember his making me feel special and singled out.

2002 March Early

I call ArchStL when the news comes out that three men have accused Fr. Valentine of abusing them. Then Bishop and now Cardinal Timothy Dolan calls me back and tells me nothing happened. I'm having psychological trouble, but I can't remember the worst stuff, and I'm busy with a young family, so I just go on with my life.

2002 March Late

At least a third survivor comes forward with allegations aganst Fr. LeRoy Valentine and Valentine is asked/forced to resign. ++Dolan never circles back to me to revise his assessment that nothing happened.

2003 February

My older son makes his first confession and I have a panic attack.

2005 February

My older daughter makes her first confession and I have a panic attack


I lose my job because I've become "catatonic."

2011 May

I meet with a Review Team from ArchStL.

2013 May

The Archdiocese of St. Louis permanently removes my abuser, Fr. LeRoy Valentine, and never notifies/warns me.

Much less helps me.


2013 Summer - Cancer

2014 January - The Matrix

2015/2016 Cancer DX/Surgery

One week before Christmas I'm diagnosed with CANCER (Malignant Melanoma) and just after the new year I have the lesion and a number of lymph nodes removed from my arm.

2019.3.26 Carlson Meeting

I meet with Archbishop Robert Carlson of the Archdiocese of St. Louis with the objective of informing him of and asking him to end the Smear Campaign ArchStL has been waging against me. He does not.

2018.3.29 Terroristic Threats

The Archdiocese of St. Louis — falsely — accuses me of having made "Terroristic Threats" against Archbishop Carlson and them and sics the Shrewsbury police on me.

2019.9.13 MO AG Presser

I try to attend the MO AG press conference announcing the results of the investigation of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Instead being treated with kindness — I told them I'm a survivor and was interviewed multiple times as part of the investigation — I face open hostility from 10 or so people and the MO AG office has the police throw me out of the building.

2020 Pope Signs VOS ESTIS

In 2019 Pope Francis signed a motu propio entitled Vos estis lux mundi which, among other things, was supposed to hold bishops accountable for the Abuse of the Abused and ensure that survivors are helped. Actually. I've spent the past year trying to alert the Vatican and the Pope to violations of VOS ESTIS by the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Nobody cares.