Category Archives: The Liturgical Press

Moral Theology Textbooks (Backous)

[Webmaster’s Note: Rev. Timothy Backous is a credibly accused monk/priest from Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN.] Moral theology is a constantly changing landscape of serious reflection on how to live rightly, whether as an individual or as a society. … Continue reading

Meet Roger Julkowski

January 3, 2104 Update: One of Roger Julkowski’s former students provided information about Julkowski’s year in Dekalb, Illinois. During the 1971-1972 school year, Julkowski’s landlord reportedly caught Julkowski with a student – and the police caught Julkowski urinating in public. This misconduct … Continue reading

Congratulations Bruce Wollmering

Bruce Wollmering, though accused of misconduct and having admitted to relationships with students, has won an award! Second Place for Best Essay in a Religious Order Magazine: The Abbey Banner, Spring 2007, “Gardens Galore from Eden to the Abbey,” Bruce … Continue reading

Father is `lion at the gate’ pressing case against priest

Ed Vessel said he was “disinvited” to the Oct. 1 news conference at which St. John’s Abbey and Jeffrey Anderson, attorney for victims of sexual abuse by abbey monks, jointly announced a broad financial settlement of claims against the abbey.

Abuse in the Abbey Shocks Community

The revelation that a former St. John’s abbot committed sexual abuse in the 1970s rocked the local community this week and left the monastery in a state of shock.