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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 […]

(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 […]

Regarding Brother Elliot Maloney

Brother Elliot Maloney, OSB, from Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (USA) is well known professor to generations of seminarians of Saint Vincent as a rank heretic. There are no dogmas of the faith he does not relativize or trivialize. The Trinity is just “another model” of divinity; the virginity of Mary is simply a […]

Feedback: St. Vincent Removed from Alum’s Will

Patrick, thank you for your e-mail dated April 25, 2013 in which you speak about the demand from SNAP for Fr. Nowicki to step down as Archabbot at St. Vincent Archabbey.  To say that I was surprised is putting it mildly.  I also read your first posting on the website regarding David Hemmerling with interest. […]

Carr Letter to Chair Donahue

14th May 2013 [Webmaster's Note: Read this letter (and notes) as a PDF... Here ] Mr. John Christopher Donahue, Chair, Board of Directors, St. Vincent College, Latrobe C/O Federated Investors, 1001 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States of America. Ref: The Ms. Metzgar ‘Statement’ with respect Chancellor Nowicki’s Serious Sexual Misconduct with a student at St. […]

Regarding Father Thomas Acklin

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in All, Douglas Nowicki, Larry Silva, Thomas Acklin | No Comments

[Redacted] has consistently stated that Father Acklin’s touches were sexual in nature, and [redacted] and I perceive his actions as domineering and controlling, with sexual overtures. – Parishioner, August 27, 2010 “As some as you know, complaints were filed some months ago by members of the Latin Mass Community, alleging that former chaplain, Father Thomas […]

McKernan’s Response to Archabbot’s Response to Westinghouse Letter

May 2, 2013 Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, Your response [ View ] to the emails sent out by a third party [ View ] who had written for the purpose of informing alumni, faculty and student representatives about the allegations against you, and SNAP’s call for you to step down, was vicious, vindictive, unprofessional, and manipulative. […]

Carr Letter to Archbishop Chaput

Dear Archbishop Chaput, It is with some regret that I find myself in a position, that I have to email to highlight the unacceptable intransigence of our Church. In the past, you received correspondence from Mr. Patrick Marker that highlighted the serious sexual misconduct of Fr. Douglas Nowicki, the perfidious superior of St. Vincent Archabbey, […]

Archabbot’s Response to the Westinghouse Letter

Dear alumni, colleagues, students, friends: You may recently have received an e-mail [ View ] from Richard Westinghouse (or Hanson) containing defamatory, slanderous allegations against me, as Archabbot of Saint Vincent. The allegations are completely false. I want you to hear from me directly so that you can understand what is behind the vicious attack, […]

The Westinghouse Letter

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 […]

Calls for Nowicki to Step Down

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in All, Douglas Nowicki | No Comments

On April 24, 2013, Channel 11 in Pittsburgh aired this news story regarding Archabbot Douglas Nowicki from Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (USA).

Victims want Catholic official to step down

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in All, Dan Ward, Douglas Nowicki, SNAP, Timothy Kelly | No Comments

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 […]