Despite the abbey’s well-researched decisions to add Father Richard Eckroth’s name to several lists of monk with allegations of sexual abuse involving minors [ View ], the abbey’s obituary for Father Eckroth [ View ] made no mention of his misconduct.
The obituary did, however, contain this nugget of truth:
“Father Richard had a love for constructing and demolishing.”
On hearing of Eckroth’s passing, a commenter on Facebook wrote:
“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” – Matthew 18:6 [ View on FB ]