Allegations Confront Priest As Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis Persists

A legacy of sex abuse continues to tarnish Catholic clerics throughout the Midwest.

Amid new allegations, unfortunately, calls for accountability have been downplayed in the MSM. 

Here's the story . . .

The priest at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in De Soto has been accused in a lawsuit of abusing a child two decades ago at a St. Louis boys’ home.

"The victim says in the lawsuit that the Rev. Alexander Anderson fondled him in the late 1990s or early 2000s at St. Joseph’s Home for Boys, 4753 S. Grand Ave., in south St. Louis. The lawsuit was filed Feb. 10 in the St. Louis Circuit Court."

Here's more insight into the case from advocates . . . 

There's a pastor on the job here who
--- was accused last month of child sexual abuse,
--- is accused, over the past 20 years, of abusing AT LEAST four others here (none of whom know one another)
--- faces at least two pending civil abuse lawsuits, YET
--- has never been suspended for even a day, so that an investigation could be done.

The story gets even more tragic because it coincides with another complaint against the STL Archbishop. 

Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski of St. Louis is accused in a new lawsuit of covering up abuse allegations in his former diocese of Springfield, MA, which he led from 2014 until last year.

Remember that this faith leader was under scrutiny upon taking up his new role . . . 

Questions of abuse cover-up directed at incoming St. Louis archbishop, but details unclear

Accordingly . . . 

On Sunday we regret that credible allegations continue to be leveled against faith leaders in Missouri -- The leadership of the Catholic Church seems unable to escape their legacy of cover-ups, denials and suppression.

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