South Dakota Sex Abuse Scandal

Apr 19, 2011 | No Comments

The letters are casual, even chatty, from officials of St. Francis Mission, on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, in South Dakota, to Catholic Church superiors. The mission ran one of many boarding schools to which Native American parents were required to send their children from the late 1800s until the 1970s, when most of the institutions […]

Francis Suttmiller Obituary

Sep 7, 1996 | No Comments

On this day [September 7] in 1996, Father Francis Suttmiller died at the abbey. He was born in Batesville, Indiana on November 5, 1927. He attended high school and college at St. Meinrad and entered the novitiate there in 1952. Assigned to Blue Cloud, Father Francis completed his theology courses under the tutelage of Father […]