February 03, 2005

Revelations: Faith betrayed (Part 6)


Wednesday, February 2, 2005 - by Megan Baldino

Anchorage, Alaska - The village of Stebbins has always been a quiet place. Residents tend to keep to themselves. That makes it that much more surprising that several men of the village are finally talking about what they say happened to them when they were children.

In a lawsuit filed against the Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks, 33 men claim that Joseph Lundowski -- who served in Stebbins, St. Michael and Hooper Bay -- sexually abused them, even raped them, as children.

Most of the men say the abuse has changed them and their communities.

I know it had an effect on them inside them. I know it had an effect on the community, too, says one victim who did not wish to be identified. He admits he has struggled

Posted by kshaw at February 3, 2005 07:21 AM