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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
[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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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, […]
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.