I am just becoming aware of your website\blog....my eyes have been glued to it. A friend of mine made me aware of the article in the DN today. So many memories surfacing... I was at Prep in the 90s...I often tell people the stories of what went on there, often in the comparisons of Catholic School vs Public School. How my Catholic School was by far worse than most public schools. Sex in the school, woods.....every drug known to man, kiddie touchers....kid\teacher relationships.....you name it, all there.
I'm taking a break from your site....baffled, not really sure I know how I feel.
So many of the people you've listed here...I've had my own experiences with, nothing that would warrant a legal action...but experiences none the less. I was on the football team, acted the part then, very vocal...most in the administration would say I was a troublemaker then. I was sent home for an at home suspension for conduct the school did not find appropriate. How ironic....though, I remember thinking then, I had no voice, no power....yes, I did wrong, but I knew then a lot of the nonsense that went on and I knew they were all Hippocrates to judge me. My own defiance as a kid I guess...I was aware enough to know, they had no moral standing over me.
Stenger was a perv, yes...if you went to prep with him around...you knew that. By the time I was around he was old and quiet, we used to make fun of him openly to his face. Bro Ben....another character, what amazes me is how open this all was back then. Won't lie...we, young boys, all thought it was funny then. Now grown...with Children of my own, its a new paradigm...I'm sure there were children, less emotionally stronger than I who were victimized. I am feeling a sense of guilt, I guess.
There is a Brother not mentioned yet, Brother Domenic...he was another one. I used to say if there was ever to be a scandal, it would most definitely involved him. I had a personal encounter with him where he once told me I was muscular...I made it clear to him that he should never touch me again. He was never the same to me afterwards....kept his distance while being friendly with other football players. Little did he know that then, we were all mocking him...we knew what he was about. We were that kind of crowd....All of these characters were always the butt of our jokes. There are parts of me that think these guys, hiding in their robes or suits actually thought they were being suave with us. Little did they know...
I did have good memories at that school, I have to say....there were good people there, some good teachers. Not all of them were like what is being portrayed. I would love to hear what they have to say.
I guess I wanted to write you and thank you for what you've done here....you should be proud. It sounds like you're getting some anonymous hate mail...well, here is a anonymous thank you mail. You're somewhat inspiring me...