Category Archives: Vessels

Defending a monk – Letters – Letter to the Editor

This letter responds to your article “Scandal at the abbey” (NCR, Dec. 13). I am a brother to Benedictine Fr. Richard Eckroth, who received the most coverage of 11 monks accused of sexual abuse in your article. He is one … Continue reading

Sins of a Father: ‘Sauna Kids’ Abuse

Despite the fact that Father McGraw admits believing that “this is criminal behavior and should be treated as such,” St. John’s still has not taken steps to report to police or prosecutors the known pedophiles residing at the abbey.