Towey Under Fire in Florida

Posted by on May 16, 2015 in All, James Towey | No Comments

In one such letter, a copy of which was sent to The Ave Herald, a professor and department chair writes about how his efforts to prepare students better for class sessions and tests “are undermined by an unwritten understanding that the faculty will assign grades within a certain range so as to maximize retention. This […]

Missing woman’s body found in Cook Township

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in All, Laura Wilkinson | No Comments

Wilkinson, a 2002 chemistry graduate of St. Vincent College in Unity, was a laboratory manager and work-study coordinator at the college. Wilkinson taught chemistry labs for the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing, where she had worked for approximately 10 years, the college said in a statement.

Pennsylvania Priest Accused of Abuse Was Reported 5 Years Ago, Records Show

An activist who runs a priest-abuse website that learned of the accusations months before the arrest accused Bishop Mark L. Bartchak and his predecessor, Bishop Joseph V. Adamec, of looking the other way for years. – New York Times [Webmaster’s Note: Did Bishop Mark Bartchak also turn a blind eye to accusations of sexual misconduct […]

Weakland heading home, leaving complex legacy in Milwaukee

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in All, Rembert Weakland | No Comments

Retired Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland, a once-towering figure who diminished his legacy by his handling of the clergy sexual abuse crisis in southeastern Wisconsin and his own sex scandal, is returning in old age to the Benedictine abbey where he began his religious life more than 70 years ago.

Hemmerling Missing from Duluth List

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in All, David Hemmerling | No Comments

Brother David Hemmerling’s name is missing from the list of credibly accused religious in Duluth, Minnesota. [ View List ]

Meet the Monks at Saint Vincent Archabbey

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in All | No Comments

Below is a list of monks at Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Note: This is an alphabetical list of ALL monks from St. Vincent’s (including non-offending monks) between 1970 and 2010.

Two Letters from Hemmerling (NDI)

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in All, David Hemmerling, New Direction | No Comments

  My job is not to work on NDI as much as it is then, to work on you! I want you to be the fittest of the fit. I want you to be the gold medalist among life’s olympians. I can want that because it is entirely possible for you to be that. YOU […]

(Trib) Defrocked priest says he’ll appeal to pope

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in All, Douglas Nowicki, Mark Gruber | No Comments

A defrocked priest ordered by the Vatican to leave St. Vincent Archabbey near Latrobe and enter a treatment center said he’s not going anywhere until the pope hears his appeal.

Vatican bars Benedictine priest who taught at Saint Vincent College

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in All, Douglas Nowicki, Mark Gruber, New Direction | No Comments

Mark Gruber, once a nationally acclaimed retreat leader and popular professor at Saint Vincent College, has been dismissed from priestly ministry by the Vatican, which also dissolved his vows as a Benedictine monk.

Email from SVA re CDF & Gruber

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in All, Douglas Nowicki, Mark Gruber | No Comments

On July 29, 2013, Rev. Mark Gruber received a copy of the decree of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CDF) notifying him of the penalty of his dismissal from the clerical state and dispensing him from his monastic vows. The decree of the CDF is the conclusion of a series of related […]

Hemmerling’s Hall of Fame

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in All, David Hemmerling, New Direction | No Comments

Within thirty (30) days of graduation day, a professionally printed 8 1/2″ X ll” individual four page flier, picturing well and describing in detail the achievements of a particular “Hall of Famer”, will be mailed to every corporate and labor executive, every benefactor, every sponsors, and every interested individual, associated with The New Direction, Inc., […]

Rigorous Program Promises Prosperity

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in All, David Hemmerling, New Direction | No Comments

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Academy Gives Youths ‘New Direction’ (1988)

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in All, David Hemmerling, New Direction | No Comments

“I thought it might be nice to establish a college scholarship program for kids who fall into these cracks,“ he said. Hemmerling talked to his superiors, who suggested St. Vincent as an ideal place to start such a program. Hemmerling, who would never heard of St. Vincent or Latrobe, drove to the college with $35 […]

New Direction Promotional Brochure

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in All, David Hemmerling, New Direction | No Comments

The New Direction is a non-profit corporation existing to offer full educational scholarships to deserving “average” students. File Size: 11.9 Mb (22 pages) Download as a PDF… Here

Pope Confirms ‘Gay Lobby’ at Vatican

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in All, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis | No Comments

In the days leading up to Pope Benedict XVI’s Feb. 28 resignation, Italian media were rife with reports of a “gay lobby” influencing papal decision-making and Vatican policy through blackmail, and suggestions that the scandal had led in part to Benedict’s decision to resign.