From the Pastor's Pen - August 11, 2019
Fr. Nickolai and I both addressed the painful area of clergy abuse of children (see below for link to a brief summary), after Archbishop Carlson published a list of any priests with “credible allegations” going back 50 years. This was in advance of a list soon to come out by the Missouri Attorney General. While this is a broad societal problem, with similar percentages of offenders among all groups, special harm is done to those who are victimized by someone in a position of great trust and faith. The Church continues efforts of screening applicants at every stage, and monitoring all in ministry, ordained or not.
Click here to read notes from Fr. Tom and Fr. Nickolai, which they each shared in recent homilies.
Read a recent article from Psychology Today Top 10 Myths about Clergy Abuse in the Catholic Church