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- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- Temptations bassist dies after Cape Girardeau show (4/26/17)2
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- State Supreme Court rules against congressman's mother in dog-kennel defamation case (4/27/17)1
- Strattman to step down as principal at St. Mary (4/28/17)1
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- New ride-hailing law draws praise from carGo official (4/25/17)
Craig showed kindness to family
It was with some dismay and a great deal of sadness that I read the allegations against Father Craig, especially some 40 years after his death. Due to Father Craig's kindness to my mom [a single mother] and me, I lived with him in the rectory at St Ambrose in Chaffee, Mo., for some six weeks in the fall of 1946, and again in the summers when I was a seminary student and he was pastor at St Matthew's in St Louis. Let me say that I was probably as familiar with Father Craig as any of the young people he befriended, and I never ever detected any sign of any deviant behavior whatsoever. Never. I would be more than happy to attest to that in any forum or inquiry that may arise, to defend the reputation of a man whom I consider almost a saint, in a down-home, congenial, man-next-door sort of way.
JIM WESTRICH, Middletown, Calif.