Showing posts with label Collegevile. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Collegevile. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Violent Grandson of Minnesota Football Legend Resigns After Sex-Abuse Allegations in Central Minnesota

Edit: about 7 years ago in 2012, incredibly, a grandson of famous coach, John Galiardi, made a credible threat of physical violence on Facebook against someone who was merely pointing out the obvious problem with Saint John’s Abbey and Collegeville.  At the time, it was unclear exactly what was going on, but in the last few months things have become clearer.  This story didn’t get much traction nationally and none of the stories mentioned that Johnny Benson-Gagliardi had previously threatened a citizen journalist on Facebook who was exposing his grandfather’s complicity in the ongoing evils of the Modernist Monastery.

Meanwhile, the most recent posting on Pine Curtain and some of the previous stories highlighting this situation, have gotten a few hundred views. Mr. Gagliardi has resigned from his coaching post at Kimball High School.  There is no further information since this was made public at the end of November.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Modernist Benedictine "Monastery" to Host Rabbi Promoting Aberrosexuality April 28th

Edit:  St. John's Abbey at Collegeville is probably one of the most vile and evil places in the world, made so much more so by the fact that they misrepresent themselves as good, as Catholic.

They habitually return to lap up their vomit. No public reprimand will change the way they think or the patterns long established here since before the Council, they will continue attacking the Church from behind a Catholic name. No matter how many outrages they've done, many of which are publicly known, as well as the endemic failure this institution suffers in terms of its decline in numbers and fervor, no one really stops them, they suffer no visitation, no interdict,  but they enjoy full recognition by the Catholic Church, despite all of their frequent outrages and insults to Christ.

It's not enough to say that they will die out. Average age of the monks is nearing 70. Shouldn't something be done for their souls, and the souls of the many students who are placed in their spiritual care year after year by largely unsuspecting families?

Rabbi Rachel Timoner will present the free lecture, “Listening for the Spirit of God in Our Pursuit of Justice: Spirituality and Justice in the Jewish Tradition,” at 7:30 p.m. April 28 in Quad 170 at St. John’s University. 
The lecture, sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, will explore God as spirit, spiritual practices that help nurture the spirit’s gifts and how it relates to creating a better world. 
Timoner is the associate rabbi at Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles, where she focuses on social justice, spiritual life and lifelong learning.
She worked for 13 years with social justice organizations, and was honored by the San Francisco Examiner for helping to break the isolation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
Link to SCT... 

Contact Modernist Monastery:
Address: 31802 County Road 159, Collegeville, MN 56321
Phone:(320) 363-2011
E-mail: Brother David Allen

Of course this doesn't happen in isolation, a parish in South Minneapolis, frequently hosts such speakers, like the following "Rabbi" who claims she receives inspiration from the "Holy Spirit".

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Modernist Abbey Still Defies Archbishop Nienstedt

Edit: St. John's Abbey has recently come out in favor of the Marriage Amendment, but not really. Archbishop Nienstedt has been courageously encouraging all Minnesotans to defend Marriage, while some of his own clergy and professed Monks in Collegeville are undercutting his authority and insulting the Catholic Faith. While they insist that they support Marriage, they don't explicitly advocate a vote for "yes" and undercut the message by wingding about how different types of people have different struggles.

Of course, they mean Father Bob Pierson, among others, who was asked to lie low but continues to speak against the Archbishop's witness in defense of marriage. The Abbey refuses to discipline him or any of the others like him who make a mockery of the Church's teachings by their support for sodomy.

We'd written earlier this month about Father Piersn's continuing defiance of the Archbishop's defense of marriage.

Here's the Abbey's passive aggressive non-statement. It's actually worse than if they'd said nothing at all:

Marriage amendment in Minnesota
As a Catholic institution we take the proposed amendment to the Minnesota constitution as an opportunity "to witness to our conviction that marriage is a vital part of the social fabric" that needs support and attention. By doing this we hope to put the marriage amendment into a larger context that acknowledges the challenges that people face in reconciling their faith commitments with a variety of other positions in the culture.
Individual members of the monastic community do have individual opinions regarding this and other political, social and even moral issues under discussion in our society. Individual monks may express their personal views on such issues based on their own freedom of conscience, though in doing so, they do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of the abbey. In this situation, the individual speaks for himself only.
As an institution we strive to ensure that whatever takes place under our auspices be consistent with the integrity of the Church's teaching on marriage. We wish to witness to unity, respect, and peace, even in the midst of challenging emotions and differing ideas on this matter.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Modernist Abbey's Football Coach Silent About Sexual Predators

Edit: St. John's Abbey is a decadent religious house of Benedictines, numbering approximately 153 professed monks and belong to the American Cassinese Congregation, founded in 1856 by Abbot Boniface Wimmer, located near the township of Collegeville, and affiliated with one of the oldest Universities in Minnesota.

We'd written something up earlier this year about the winningest coach in football at the most Modernist Monastery in North America if not the world, St. John's Abbey, and how the press contacted John Gagliardi about the Joe Paterno case. They couldn't have asked a better person, since John Gagliardi knows exactly what it's like to cover for sexual predators from his own professional back ground. Here's the article with some links from Pine Curtain:

[Pine Curtain] According to an upcoming report, Saint John’s University football coach John Gagliardi recently admitted that he has been aware of sexual misconduct at Saint John’s since the 1950′s.

In fact, it was Gagliardi’s report to Father Dunstan Tucker which led to a perpetrating faculty member’s swift exit from Saint John’s after a high school recruit (and potentially a minor) from Florida confided in Gagliardi that he had been molested by the faculty member following a tour of the campus.

According to Gagliardi, the perpetrating faculty member later took a job at high school in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It is unclear what steps, if any, Gagliardi took to protect the students at that high school.

Compare this revelation with statements Gagliardi made during an interview regarding the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State that was published on November 9, 2011:

“You don’t want to believe it could happen. Thank God, I’ve never run into that situation. There are some horrible people out there.” [ View]

Gagliardi HAS run into “that situation” before and yet he remains silent, despite his knowledge that at least one of his star football players was a victim of sexual misconduct by a priest at Saint John’s Abbey in the 1980′s. That perpetrating priest remains on campus today and according to the abbey’s web site, is “free to move about campus with some exceptions … free to use the library, the bookstore and to walk the roads and byways on the campus.” [View ]

As this site’s webmaster wrote in January of 2012 [ View ], Gagliardi’s silence regarding misconduct at Saint John’s is a problem — and his comments regarding Penn State scandal, [ View ] Joe Paterno and Jerry Sandusky appear to be even more hypocritical.