21, 2018, 2:52 PM
Truth About "Assistance Coordinators" and the Archdiocese of
My message isn't complicated.
The USCCB statement about the death of Cardinal Law told
victims to contact their local archdiocesan Assistance
The problem is, at least in St. Louis and presumably
elsewhere, there is no such person.
As I discuss in
Assistance Coordinators & Other
Lies over the course of 15 years, at no point was I ever told
of, contacted by, or put in contact with an Assistance
Recently, I have seen some activity on the Archdiocese of
St. Louis' web site that suggests that such a person exists,
or was recently hired, but I can tell you that any such
activity is recent and, based on my experience, a sham.
It's just a P.R. exercise.
What's more, and not surprisingly, it causes me tremendous
pain knowing that such a person exists, but no effort was
made to help me.
Then or now.
Of course, I expect nothing else from the Archdiocese of St.
Louis, given that they couldn't be bothered to contact me —
much less help me — when Fr. Valentine was removed.
I am in the process of writing a book about my
...and am also trying to figure out how to tell my story in
the form of a movie. I've already put together a short clip
based on one of my memories.
I tell you this to inform the USCCB of the problems in St.
Louis so that, hopefully, nobody else has to go through the
hell that I was put through.
SO THAT YOU CAN (ACTUALLY) FIX THE PROBLEM.
Finally, for the mental and physical health and safety of my
children, I would very much LIKE TO NOT BE NAMED.
P.S. Given my experiences with Deacon Phil Hengen,
please forgive me if I don't trust you and treat you with
nothing but suspicion.
Deacon Bernard Nojadera <BNojadera@usccb.org>
24, 2018, 9:10 AMto me, Deacon Mr. O’Leary,
you for your email. I am sorry to hear of your pain and
suffering that you have endured these many years.
Because of your request of not wanting to use your name,
with your permission, I would like to contact Sandra Price
with the Archdiocese of St. Louis. She would be able to
help. Or if you would like, please give her a call at
(314-792-7271) or you may email her
I am grateful that you
have reached out to me here at the USCCB, Secretariat of
Child and Youth Protection. When I receive communication
like yours, I ask for permission to contact the local
(arch)diocese to let them know that I’ve been contacted.
Unfortunately, the USCCB and the Secretariat does not have
jurisdiction over (arch)dioceses.
Mr. O’Leary, I
understand not trusting me and having doubts and suspicions.
I get it. There is no need to forgive. The Church, on a
daily basis, strives towards earning back that trust. We
(the Church) still has a lot of work to do. Again, thank you
for bringing your experience to my attention.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any
questions. At the very least, I can listen and I will always
let you know what I can or cannot do. I hope you have the
chance to get in touch with Sandra.
Secretariat of Child and
United States Conference of Catholic
3211 4th St NE
Washington DC 20017-1194
202.541.5413 | email@example.com Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal