Patrick J. Wall
Patrick J. Wall, an advocate and world renowned author/lecturer on the history of child abuse and cover-up in institutional
organizations, is lead researcher for Jeff Anderson and Associates. Patrick began his career as a monk and Roman Catholic priest
of the Order of Saint Benedict in Collegeville, Minnesota. From 1986-1998 he worked in four parishes in the Archdiocese of
Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
Since leaving the ministry in 1998, Patrick has worked with prosecutors and private law firms on
behalf of survivors of sexual abuse around the country. In 2002, he co-authored the book "Sex, Priests, and Secret Codes" with Thomas Doyle O.P.
and A.W. Richard Sipe.
A prolific and respected blogger, Patrick has also been an expert commentator on ABC, CBC, CNN, NPR and
RTE. He holds a Bachelors and Masters of Divinity from Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, as well as an LLM
in Canon law from the University of Cardiff School of Law. Patrick and his family reside in Stillwater, MN.
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