Quincy, Illinois — Is nothing
Fourteen-year-old Robert O'Donnell sat with his parents for Holy Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on the city's north side. A freshman at Quincy Notre Dame Catholic High School, O'Donnell had often thought about becoming a priest. As a child, he respected and looked up to priests. But what happened on this day in 1975, and for several years after, demolished his admiration for the priesthood and drove him far, far from the Catholic Church. Part 1 of 2 at Church Militant.