Death of an Altar BoyDeath of an Altar Boy



The tragic death of 13-year-old Danny Croteau in 1972 faded from headlines and memories for 20 years until the Boston abuse scandal--a string of assaults within the Catholic Church--exploded in the early 2000s.

Author: E.J. Fleming

Publisher: Exposit

ISBN: 9781476673455

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The tragic death of 13-year-old Danny Croteau in 1972 faded from headlines and memories for 20 years until the Boston abuse scandal--a string of assaults taking place within the Catholic Church--exploded in the early 2000s. Despite numerous indications, including 40 claims of sexual misconduct with minors, pointing to him as Croteau's killer, Reverend Richard R. Lavigne remains "innocent." Drawing on more than 10,000 pages of police and court findings and interviews with Danny's friends and family, fellow abuse victims, and church officials, the author uncovers the truth--church complicity in the cover up and masking of priests involvement in a ring of abusive clergy--behind Croteau's death and those who had a hand in it.

Death of an Altar BoyDeath of an Altar Boy



When he brought groups during summer, the younger boys slept outside on the deck. The inside was reserved for older boys. The getaway was completed in 1972, much of the work done by his altar boys. An exterior wall was dominated by a ...

Author: E.J. Fleming

Publisher: Exposit

ISBN: 9781476632032

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 The tragic death of 13-year-old Danny Croteau in 1972 faded from headlines and memories for 20 years until the Boston abuse scandal—a string of assaults within the Catholic Church—exploded in the early 2000s. Despite numerous indications, including 40 claims of sexual misconduct with minors, pointing to him as Croteau’s killer, the Reverend Richard R. Lavigne remains “innocent.” Drawing on more than 10,000 pages of police and court records and interviews with Danny’s friends and family, fellow abuse victims, and church officials, the author uncovers the truth—church complicity in a cover up and the masking of priests’ involvement in a ring of abusive clergy—behind Croteau’s death and those who had a hand in it.

Altar Boy Altered LifeAltar Boy Altered Life



The inspiring tale is intended as a healing message for victims of abuse, and awatchword for parents who implicitly entrust their children to those in influential positions.

Author: David Price

Publisher: Dog Ear Pub Llc

ISBN: 1598587242

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Page: 160

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Chronicling the events of my life, from my upraising in a big Catholic family, asone of fourteen children, to my victimization by my Principal, a trusted and respected priest, known in Orange County as "Father Hollywood" for hischarismatic charm and good looks. The ensuing scandal made national headlines, blew the lid off of a major cover-up, and subsequently opened the flood gates for a massive settlement against the Catholic Church for hundreds of victims. It all began back in the 70s and 80s, after the death of my natural parents. I was ateenage altar boy being raised by my new quadriplegic step mom; all the while, I was being secretly abused by a powerful and influential priest...These memorieswere locked away for a long time. That is, until, as a 28 year old man, I foundmyself waking up in a cold sweat, haunted by nightmares of a child being assaulted by a priest. I became depressed, even suicidal, and finally sought therapy, and began a life-altering journey, as I exposed my abuser and sued the Catholic church. The ramifications of my coming forward are still being felt in California today, asnew cases are being brought forward against the Diocese. Moreover, the epidemiccontinues across America, as other clergy are being accused of shamefully preyingon the innocent. Truly, the resulting story is an uplifting, dramatic, and emotional roller coasterride, as I face my memories as well as a grueling court-ordered deposition -interrogated by numerous attorneys, including one that has represented some veryhigh profile clients. No holds were barred; from my sexuality to my spirituality. I was questioned for eleven days... Ultimately leading to an unceremonious de-frocking of a beloved "celebrity celebrant" and a monumental legal victory against the Catholic church. The inspiring tale is intended as a healing message for victims of abuse, and awatchword for parents who implicitly entrust their children to those in influential positions.

The Altar BoyThe Altar Boy



Neighbors were saying it's absurd they could even mention him in the death of Mrs. Slava when they know the altar boy better than anyone and that he leads by example. The altar boy agreed and said he will pray that they find the killer.

Author: Robert Osczepinski

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781643509747

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Next time you hear the altar boy's bell and you're taking holy communion, when you look into his eyes you will say to yourself, could this be the next.. Altar Boy

Dirty Little Altar BoyDirty Little Altar Boy



I kneeled down and studied the dead creature at my feet. Being an altar boy had left me with a thirsty taste of mortality, and a bunch of questions with very few answers. Everyone's familiar with life and death and the crime in the loss ...

Author: Brandon Christopher

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595430451

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Page: 160

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"I am 13 years old. I just realized that I'm not as good-looking as my mom led me to believe. I wear two pairs of underwear everywhere. These are my stories."It was 1985, and if you weren't a diehard Knight Rider fan then you probably wouldn't survive on the savage and perilous playground of St. Charles private school. It was a time unlike any other, filled with strange fashion choices, schoolyard extortion rackets, and first dates. It was a time for kids who stuck firecrackers in cats' asses, a time for pretending to be murdered to freak out neighbors, and a time for realizing that no one really liked you. It was the perfect time for a Dirty Little Altar Boy.Middle-class, middle child, way uncool hair-these are the true confessions of a 13-year-old at the crossroads of junior high and hellfire eternity.

Little Altar BoyLittle Altar Boy



“She came home from work around 4:30 pm and went looking for the boy. ... He had seen men and women who had been shot to death, beaten to death, stabbed to death, even starved to death. And their faces, mostly, suggested some kind of ...

Author: John Guzlowski

Publisher: Kasva Press

ISBN: 9781948403177

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On a snowy Thursday night in Chicago, there is a knock on Detective Hank Purcell’s door. Sister Mary Philomena has seen something terrible at Saint Fidelis Church?—?a violation of all she holds sacred. The next Monday, she is found murdered in the convent basement, next to a furnace stuffed with old papers and photographs. And Margaret, Hank’s teenage daughter, has disappeared. Hank and his unconventional partner Marvin Bondarowicz try to force their way through a wall of ecclesiastical silence to find the killer, while their search for Margaret takes them from swank lakeside flats to drug dens to south-side basement blues clubs…and the snow keeps falling.

Mysteries of Life Death and BeyondMysteries of Life Death and Beyond



I knew Father quite well since it was he who taught me to become an altar boy. Father was always very patient and kind as I struggled to learn the Latin prayers and ceremonial duties of an altar boy when serving ...

Author: Patrick J. Conte MD PhD

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504360371

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The book Mysteries of Life, Death and Beyond, illustrates the fantastic odyssey of human kind from the dawn of creation and through the evolution of mind, body and spirit in order to attain our final destination of self-realization and union with the Supreme Creator. It provides an answer to the age old philosophical question, what is the meaning of life? Learn what was present prior to the Big Bang and what happened at the time of the Big Bang based upon our current scientific knowledge. Discover how galaxies and our solar system were formed and how life began on planet earth. Understand the theory of evolution of the animal species and the eventual development of mankind. Find out what really happened in the Garden of Eden and who were the fallen angels, and were there really giants in those days? Find out if there is life after death and where do we go. Do we get more than one chance in life to attain heaven based upon the theory of reincarnation? The concept of the triune brain indicates that the human brain is in essence made up of three parts- the reptilian brain, the limbic system and the neocortex, each performing separate neurologic functions but yet interconnected. Find out how each affects our thoughts and actions for both good and bad. Learn how the seven major energy centers of the body help guide us from material existence up to the higher realms of spirituality and how you can balance each chakra.

Death in the Age of SteamDeath in the Age of Steam



“A St. Michael's altar boy carried the note.” “Why didn't you say so sooner?” “For the boy's sake,” said Murdock. “Did you know that William Sheridan bought a hundred iron bedsteads for the new House of Providence?

Author: Mel Bradshaw

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459712089

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Page: 456

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Toronto in 1856 is industrializing with little time for scruple or sentiment. When Reform politician William Sheridan dies suddenly and his daughter Theresa vanishes, only one man persists in asking questions.

Sermons on the Second ReadingsSermons on the Second Readings



An altar boy came to the altar and in his nervousness he dropped the container of wine. Tragedy! ... or chose to remain in their sins, while others responded to the all-embracing forgiveness made possible by Jesus' death upon the cross.

Author: Robert S. Crilley

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788019692

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Page: 489

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Wherever you are in your walk with Christ, this anthology offers practical, scripture-based wisdom as well as delightfully serendipitous surprises on every page. Three outstanding preachers from diverse denominations provide a complete set of sermons for each Sunday and major celebration throughout the Christian year based on the Second Reading from Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary. Weaving together illustrations that enlighten the mind and warm the heart with fresh insight into New Testament epistle texts, these creative messages invite you to experience God's presence anew. Each biblically grounded sermon draws on a deep understanding of the human condition, reaffirming the hope that is ours through Jesus Christ and challenging you to a more intense faith relationship with the almighty. This is an essential resource that's useful for: - Fresh homiletical approaches to the lectionary texts - Preaching illustrations - A clearer understanding of scripture passages - Adult study and discussion groups - Personal devotions and Bible study on each Sunday's readings "Dallas Brauninger has a way with words that makes one's heart sing and be open to learn and hear more. Gentle phrases leap out and make one think and wrestle with God and one's self." Margaret Slater Inclusive Ministry Coordinator, Local Church Ministries United Church of Christ "Gary Carver's sermons are a delight to read. True to life, often humorous, and filled with insight, they mark points at which the gospel intersects with everyday experience, call us to renewed faith, and show us what it means to live gracefully." R. Alan Culpepper Dean and Professor of New Testament McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University

Search for SerendipitySearch for Serendipity



An altar boy came to the altar and in his nervousness he dropped the container of wine. Tragedy! ... or chose to remain in their sins, while others responded to the all-embracing forgiveness made possible by Jesus' death upon the cross.

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Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788019869

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