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Asking Questions

December 24, 2009

Asking questions is at the front of all of this.  (Missouri Jesuits are attached to money, and see that first.)

I have so many questions.  It seems like it could be endless, like depositions would take a lifetime.

I want to know how Rome,  Pope Benedict, could take action after learning in detail about the actions of Irish bishops who allowed abusive priests to be in positions to abuse other people.

But Jesuit Superior General Adolfo Nicolas continued the old time derelict Catholic practice of having the people who allowed the problems, Missouri Jesuits, be the ones who address it.   I have a lot of questions about that.

You would too.


Suing the Jesuits

December 13, 2009

Because they lie instead of accepting responsibility for their mistakes.

I want to ask questions.

Holding Jesuits Accountable for Lies

December 6, 2009

I’ve spent some time recently compiling all the lies told by the previous and current Missouri provincials.  Court is around the corner, barring some unforseen admission of responsiblity which I do not expect from the Economist who is now leading the Missouri province.

So, the lies are key, along with the breaches they lied about, and I have to put all of that in order.  Good thing there’s football on tv today, and I don’t have to have a full diet of this shit.

What a life.  And I will hold Jesuits accountable.

Holding the Church Accountable

December 5, 2009

The NY Times has an article today,  from the Associated Press,  about how the Cardinal in Ireland is meeting with Pope Benedict to discuss the cover up of abuse for decades in Ireland.

The Superior General of the Jesuit order, Adolfo Nicolas, has not done anything about the Missouri Jesuits cover up of wrong doing by abusers and provincials after credible allegations were made.  We’re talking about known abusers, that Missouri Jesuits allowed to return to ministry,  which the church says never happens anymore.

I will make sure the Jesuits take responsibility, since Fr. Nicolas has not yet done so.

Here’s the article:

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland says he will meet Pope Benedict XVI next week to discuss a devastating report that found the church covered up clerical child abuse for decades.

Cardinal Sean Brady says he and Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin would meet the pontiff at the Vatican.

The report was published last month after a government-ordered investigation. It found that church leaders in the Dublin Archdiocese failed to inform authorities about sexual abuse by priests, while police failed to pursue allegations under the belief that church figures were above the law.

Brady told broadcaster RTE on Saturday that the church had failed victims of the abuse, but now it was time ”for action and accountability and taking of responsibility.”

My letter to Adolfo Nicolas, SJ, who appointed Marcouiller

December 2, 2009

December 2, 2009

Via Fax

Rev. Adolfo Nicolas, SJ
Superior General
Curia Generalizia della Campagna di Gesu
C.P. 6139
00195 Roma Italia

Re:      Abusive Jesuit Daniel O’Connell, SJ, Missouri Province

Dear Fr. Nicolas:

In June 2009, you told me you had referred issues in this matter to the Missouri provincials, including the incoming provincial, Douglas Marcouiller.

I am writing again to make you aware that Fr. Marcouiller has still not addressed the serious problems I told you about.

Moreover, I documented lies and false statements told by the current and previous Missouri provincials.

I am quite surprised and dismayed by your failure to properly supervise the Missouri Jesuit provincials.   Lying is shocking, and the American Catholic church promised it would stop.

You can reach me at the above address or at  for more information and to discuss how to resolve this.


Asking Fr. Nicolas Questions, Part Two

December 2, 2009

I want to ask Fr. Nicolas why he appoints Jesuit provincials who tell lies.

I caught Doug Marcouiller in a lie he still has not corrected.

Marcouiller also still has not addressed lies told by his predecessor.

Fr. Nicolas should fire Marcouiller and remove him from office.  I will ask him why he hasn’t.

P.S.  I wrote a letter to Fr. Nicolas today, to be sure he is 100% aware of the situation he has not been effective in addressing.

Asking Fr. Nicolas Questions

December 1, 2009

In court — if that’s what it takes to get a pastoral response from Jesuits — my lawyer and I get to ask questions.

I want to ask Fr. Nicolas questions.

I wonder how a Jesuit superior general can be known for his personal interest and experience in ministry and do such a lousy job appointing Jesuit provincials with ministry skills.

Prov. #3, Doug Marcouiller, shows no promise in that area.   Probably the only people he cares about are other Jesuits.

Prov. #1 knew how to treat people like people  — he was a clear communicator, he was attentive in conversations, and he wasn’t afraid.  Prov. #2 was simply weird, and I’m not the only one who thought so.  He mostly bailed out, allowing the abuser to harass me after I was found credible and allowing the abuser to breach the agreement.  And now there is Prov. #3.

Prov. #3 has to do better and doesn’t seem inclined to.

I want to ask Fr. Nicolas about that.  I want to ask Fr. Nicolas how prov. #2 could fuck up so much.  I want to ask how much supervision Jesuit provincials get.  I want to know how Jesuit provincials who tell lies about abusers are punished in the Jesuit order.  Why isn’t prov. #2 removed from ministry?  How did he get his next job — now — as rector of a Jesuit formation house?  I want to ask a ton of questions about that.

Asking Fr. Nicolas questions will be the highlight of going to court.  The structure of the Jesuit order takes everything to the superior general, Fr. Nicolas, and I also wrote to him.   I want to ask him if he thinks he is effective, after I remind him of all the problems he ignored.


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