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 sex abuse crisis.

And the buck stops here.

I'll be damned if I don't do everything in my power to prevent what happened to me from happening to anyone else, starting with telling my story, in all its hypocritic, callous detail...

The problem is that sentiment isn't shared by the Catholic Church, as evidenced by the complete disregard for survivors demonstrated -- and not even hidden -- by the Archdiocese of St. Louis and the...

...and even the Pope...

Combine that with the evidence -- and proof -- I've discovered that the Archdiocese of St. Louis had KNOWLEDGE of the existence of abusers, because they were being MANAGED...

...and the on-going efforts to protect the hierarchy at all costs, including covering up the crimes of at best omission of people like...

...one must question the -- actual -- commitment of the Catholic Church to protecting children.

Not to mention helping survivors.

Or holding the hierarchy accountable.

I'm in the process of telling my story via an ebook, podcasts, and videos and most recently updated pieces are...

My most recent interviews are...

For UTTM updates, or to contact me, I tweet @IvanDOesnot You can also e-mail me at ivandoesnot at gmail dot com

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. My abuse 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, and by then Bishop Timothy Dolan returned my call, that's when things got REALLY bad...

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 for having the gall of wanting to quietly attend the press conference.

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.

As for whether you should believe me, I met with Archbishop Carlson of ArchStL on March 26, 2019...

...something that only happens if your (arch)diocese believes you WERE abused.

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

...on how the Archdiocese of St. Louis helps survivors. They still do...

OVERVIEW

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

My interview with my friend and classmate from Immacolata Peter Pfeiffer, who was also abused by Fr. Valentine, is another good starting place.

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 more important 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)