Sunday, November 20, 2005

LA Times: Missionary's Dark Legacy

Be sure and look at the sidebar of the photo gallery as well. Very sad. The ongoing denial by the Catholic Church is a great crime.

Missionary's Dark Legacy - : "Two remote Alaska villages are still reeling from a Catholic volunteer's sojourn three decades ago, when he allegedly molested nearly every Eskimo boy in the parishes..

By William Lobdell, Times Staff Writer

ST. MICHAEL, Alaska — Peter 'Packy' Kobuk has to walk past the old Catholic church to get almost anywhere. To fill a drum of heating oil. To take his children to school. To wash his clothes at the only laundromat in this Eskimo village of 370.

'I think about burning it down, but I have to block that out,' says Kobuk, 46. 'It all comes back to me right away each time I have to see it.'"

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