Fr. Fred Byrne, the director of the Penn State Catholic Center, allowed the Catholic Center to co-sponsor a Christian Affirmation Service honoring sexual diversity. Then, after the fact, he claimed ignorance implying he had no idea that lesbian prayers praying for priests to come out of the closet along with other blasphemies would be a […]
Dear fellow alumni, faculty and student representatives, Channel 11 News of Pittsburgh reported on April 24th that the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), an international organization representing the interests of clerical abuse victims, is calling for the resignation of Archabbot Nowicki, also Chancellor of St. Vincent College, due to his alleged sexual harassment […]
The alleged wrongdoer is St. Vincent Archabbey Archabbot Fr. Douglas Nowicki, a member of the Benedictine religious order which runs the school. The support group is called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. For immediate release: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Victims want Catholic official to step down Ex-Pittsburgh priest is accused of abusing […]
St. Vincent Archabbey’s response to an April 2, 2013 letter makes it clear that Douglas Nowicki was, in fact, under various forms of investigation concerning allegations of misconduct from some time in 2009 until July of 2012. During that time, Douglas Nowicki was reelected Archabbot, in May of 2010.
A certain cardinal is coming to St. Vincent Archabbey. His presence is a scandal. Pope Francis may make all the signs that he wants about reforming the church but Cardinal Angelo Sodano was standing with him when he appeared on the balcony the night he was selected. And far worse than Sodano comes now to St. […]
Brother David Hemmerling was the founder and director of the New Direction program from approximately 1966 until 1993. During that time, the program was primarily associated with the College of Saint Scholastica (Duluth, MN), Saint Vincent College (Latrobe, PA) and Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO). Over the past six months, much has been learned […]
Hemmerling was charged with inducing a scholarship recipient to come to Duluth, where, court records show, Hemmerling “did practice sodomy” on the youth. [Webmaster’s Note: The following article appeared in a Duluth (MN) area newspaper in approximately December of 1971. By that time, Brother David Hemmerling had already moved the New Direction program from Minnesota […]