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Please forward this to Pope Francis as it involves misdeeds and maltreatment of survivors by a number of bishops...
- Cardinal Timothy Dolan
Misdeeds and maltreatment I've reported to USCCB
multiple times to no effect.
Which is why this needs to get to The Vatican and The
December 18, 2018
My name is Chris O'Leary and I'm an acknowledged survivor of abuse by a priest named Fr. LeRoy Valentine at the Church of the Immacolata in Richmond Heights, MO, a suburb of St. Louis, in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
February 5, 2018
Hi Chris, I wanted to respond to you on behalf of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis.
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. This matter has been fully settled through litigation and is final. Because your claim has been fully settled and is final the Archdiocese of Saint Louis will not be responding to any further inquiries regarding these claims. Please know that YOU AND ALL VICTIMS OF ABUSE are in my prayers and I do hope that you are able to find peace in the future. I wish you the best.
I am writing to inform you of serious problems with the treatment of survivors of abuse by the Archdiocese of St. Louis and USCCB.
The abuse of the
I have spent the past SIXTEEN YEARS trying to get help from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. While they and USCCB promise survivors help, they deliver the opposite.
Torment, not Treatment.
By that I mean Gaslighting, the Run-Around, and other forms of psychological abuse. And, in truth, re-abuse. Abuse that far outweighs my original abuse in terms of the toll it took on my family and me.
As for USCCB's promise of an Assistance Coordinator for survivors of abuse, at no point was I EVER contacted by, put in touch with, or even told of the existence of an Assistance Coordinator.
It's a sham.
These misdeeds were perpetrated by a number of bishops, archbishops, and cardinals, all of whom are or who have been associated with the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
ARCHBISHOP ROBERT CARLSON
CARDINAL TIMOTHY DOLAN
BURKE, RIGALI, & STIKA
- Cardinal Raymond Burke
I give an overview of my story in this piece.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss this.