This former seminarian attended a meeting two years ago when St. Albert's officials announced sex offenders would be moving in, and that the young men training to be priests should tell no one – not their families, not the media.
Dan Noyes: "What message does that send to the seminarians?"
Former seminarian: "I felt very clearly that they were sending a message that we were to now keep the family secrets."
The head of the Dominican's Western Province confirms that seven priests who admit sexually abusing children now live at St. Albert's and in a house nearby. Their victims include young children and teens, boys and girls. The incidents happened as long as 30 years ago, and as recently as 1999.
Father Roberto Corral: "These guys have been through their therapy, and working with their counselors and therapists, we are reasonably sure they will not re-offend."
Father Roberto Corral says none of the priests was prosecuted for sexual abuse of minors, but that the Dominicans have paid settlements to most of the victims. Corral says his duty now is to help the priests lead fulfilling lives.