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First news outlets are starting to tell the story of the scandal

Posted by snaptn on May 31, 2021 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (190)

For the first time, we are starting to see movement in Knoxville about the scandal that is engulfing the Diocese of Knoxville.  Claire Heddles of WUOT 91.9 FM has begun reporting on the problems that surround Bishop Richard Stika and a seminarian accused of sexual misconduct.  

Here is the page where you will find the audio files as well as the transcripts of these public radio stories.  Just a beginning but we who are survivors of clergy sexual abuse and their advocates are grateful.  

Click here to see the WUOT page of audios and transcripts. 

Go to the home page if you want to get a list of the articles by JD Flynn from the Pillar.  There are four very revealing articles that have paved the way for the truth to be told.  

Fasten your seatbelt.  Things are going to get interesting.  

Systemic Blackmail

Posted by snaptn on May 23, 2021 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (4242)

I think that it is very important to explore the concept of systemic blackmail in relation to the Catholic Diocese of Knoxviile, Tennessee.  Actually, this applies to all of the diocese of the Catholic Church.  I am going to study the work of Dr. Stephen de Weger.  He is the de facto expert in my book on the issue of adult sexual exploitation by clergy.  I listened to his interview on  You can hear it at this link:

This holds the key to the interconnectivity between child sexual abuse and adult exploitation.  It is intrinsic to understanding what is going on.  More later.