Vatican Punishes Priest and Critic of Saint Vincent Officials

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in All, Douglas Nowicki, Mark Gruber | No Comments

The long, disturbing tale of the Rev. Mark Gruber and Saint Vincent College has apparently come to an end, with a Vatican-imposed penalty barring the former faculty member from the priesthood in response to allegations — disputed by his supporters and by civil authorities — that he downloaded child pornography. Gruber, a longtime and widely […]

Open Letter to Bishop Brandt

The statement signed in the presence of a Notary Public outlines allegations of serious sexual harassment made against Archabbot Douglas Nowicki by a former professed monk of St. Vincent Archabbey, who had to leave the monastery as a result of this sexual misconduct. The statement is unequivocally clear about the nature of the misconduct (sustained […]

Former Student Admitted to Downloading Porn

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in All, Jack Perry, Mark Gruber | No Comments

According to a Pennsylvania State Police report dated June 14, 2010, a former student at Saint Vincent College admitted to downloading porn on the computer that was seized outside of Father Mark Gruber’s office. In a notarized deposition, the student “confessed to being the one using the computer system and viewing the child pornography.”

Police Report re Gruber (August, 2009)

Over three years ago, Pennsylvania State Police officials seized a computer “in a large open room” outside Father Mark Gruber’s office. Prior to the seizure, Father Mark Gruber was interviewed by two members of the Pennsylvania State Police. Father Mark Gruber asked that his superior, Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, be present during the interview.

Statement from Saint Vincent Archabbey

[The following statement appeared on the Saint Vincent Archabbey web site [ View ] on Tuesday, August 14, 2012.]

Feds Now Investigating Sandusky Pedophile Ring

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in All, Douglas Nowicki, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno | No Comments

New explosive child sexual abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky and Penn State are being investigated by federal law enforcement officials, has learned exclusively. Both the FBI and a criminal investigative division of the United States Postal Service are looking into the possible existence of a pedophile ring that involved Sandusky sharing boys with other […]

Letter to Bishop Zubik

[Webmaster’s Note: Section of this letter/email have been removed because of language which may identify the victim. When information has been removed, it has been replaced by the following: [Redacted]

Seminary Graduate New Bishop of Erie

[Webmaster’s Note: Since 2005, Rev. Msgr. Lawrence T. Persico has been the vicar general of the Diocese of Greensburg. In that role, he has been the bishop’s delegate for clergy sexual abuse. When allegations of sexual misconduct by Archabbot Douglas Nowicki were made, Persico received documents regarding those claims, including this May 21, 2012 letter […]

Lawyers say Sandusky’s ‘Victim 2’ will sue Penn State

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in All, Bruce Antkowiak, Jerry Sandusky | No Comments

The boy Penn State graduate assistant Mike McQueary said he saw molested in a locker room shower by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has been identified, attorneys said Thursday.

Letter to Steelers Regarding Douglas Nowicki

Dear Mr. Rooney, Last month I visited Saint Vincent Archabbey after months of researching allegations of misconduct by members of its Benedictine monastic community. I have conducted or have been involved with similar investigations since coming forward in 1989 as a victim of sexual abuse by a monk at Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Archabbot Nowicki’s Deposition

To the St Vincent Archabbey monastic community, warm greetings to all on this auspicious day, when the Church invites us to honour the memory of the Patron of Europe, Saint Benedict of Nursia.

CDF Decision re Mark Gruber

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in All, Douglas Nowicki, Mark Gruber | No Comments

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) issued a letter regarding their ruling in the Father Mark Gruber case on July 2, 2012.

O’Brien v. Nowicki (Appeal No. 12-2025)

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 in All, Dennis O' Brien, Douglas Nowicki | No Comments

On Friday, June 8, a brief (attached) was filed in the case of O’Brien v. Nowicki (Appeal No. 12-2025) in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. The case involves a clergy abuse response program operated by Saint Vincent Archabbey of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, formally known as The Benedictine Society, a […]

Meet the Monks

Posted by on May 21, 2012 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. Key:  First Name (Monastic Name) Last Name Rev. Damien (Albert) Abbaticchio Rev. Thomas Acklin Br. Pio (Peter) Adamonis Rev. Joseph Michael Adams Br. […]