We’ll give you $400k if the victim stops cooperating with the police investigation

August 7, 2023

JEFFERSON PARISH (SCSA) The V.M. Wheeler case has always been peculiar and sparked our interest. Wheeler, an Attorney and a Catholic Deacon in the New Orleans Archdiocese, died of pancreatic cancer just months into serving a sentence of probation. He was originally charged with 1st Degree Rape of a Child Under 13, using a weapon. […]


OPINION: Can Catholic Federal Judges Rule Objectively In Catholic Church Cases?

June 26, 2023

There is a crisis in the Federal Louisiana Eastern District Courts. Federal Judges Wendy Vitter, Jay Zainey, Sarah Vance, Ivan Lemelle, Lance Africk immediately recused themselves from the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Federal Bankruptcy case. They are some of New Orleans’ fourteen federal district judges and five magistrates, who mostly handle pre-trial matters. Later, under pressure, Federal […]


Opinion: In the 11th Hour, New Orleans Archdiocese Hands Over Sealed Documents

June 19, 2023

This article was originally published on www.scsaorg.org. Big Easy Magazine was given permission to publish by author, Richard Windmann, Ph.D. It would seem that we finally have a champion on our side. And the documents they handed over to the DA better be complete, because we WILL find out. We think it is very notable […]


Opinion: Shots Fired

October 8, 2021

Today is the very beginning of the end for the unspeakable, traumatic atrocity that victims and survivors of childhood sex abuse have experienced in the Great state of Louisiana by the Catholic Church, which is the calculated, systematic, and the horrific wholesale rape of our precious children. The victims and survivors, along with their families […]


Clergy Voice Opposition to Anti-Trans Bill & Succeed

July 22, 2021

“Cynical and frivolous” is how a letter to Louisiana State Legislature signed by nearly 100 bishops and clergy of various faith traditions describes Senate Bill 156. SB 156 would bar transgender students from competing in sports outside of their assigned gender at birth. Clergy representing 12 faith traditions in 24 cities across Louisiana delivered a […]


A Catholic Priest Admitted to Raping a Child. Because His Deposition Is Sealed, He Walks Free.

June 22, 2021

The Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse (SCSA) issued a letter to various law enforcement officials requesting that they read the sealed deposition of accused child rapist, and former Catholic priest, Lawrence Hecker.  The President of SCSA Richard Windmann explained that a “Federal Court in New Orleans, Louisiana has sealed a deposition in which a Catholic […]


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