Eric Patterson, Gilbert Rodriguez, Paul Tafolla, Bobby Thompson, and Daniel Romey
Through Kansas parishes, a trail of suicide
Families blame deaths on ex-priest
By Thomas Farragher, Globe Staff, 7/18/2002
CONWAY SPRINGS, Kan. – They were bright-eyed boys raised in this fertile land of wheat fields, train whistles, and the modest steeples of small country churches. Their parents smiled from wooden pews filled with neighbors and friends when they helped their parish priest consecrate bread and wine on Sunday mornings.
It was, they believed, an honor.
There were five of them, hand-picked by the Rev. Robert K. Larson, a charismatic and demanding priest, known for stem-winding sermons and icy glares he would shoot toward parishioners whose babies’ cries pierced his Sunday service, or who dared to creep into church even moments after he’d begun to deliver the word of the Lord.
Now, as their families…
View original post 2,523 more words
Posted on November 16, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged coverup in roman catholic church, Coverup of sex abuse by Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Child Rape Scandal, Roman Catholic Church Pedophile Cover up Scandal, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse Coverups, roman catholic church sex scandal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.