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Statement on release of names of priests and religious brothers credibly accused or removed from ministry

November 8, 2018

Bishop Shawn McKnight Today, there can be no more secrets in our Diocese In the past 12 days I have participated in six listening sessions across our Diocese regarding the sexual abuse crisis in our Church. As Pope Francis has encouraged, we bishops are to be close to our people and know what they are…

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Addressing Sexual Abuse in the Church

August 24, 2018

By Bishop Shawn McKnight We are Catholic When our Lord established the Church, he promised to remain with us always until the end of the world. Jesus gave us the gift of the papacy and the Sacrament of Holy Orders to preserve the Church’s communion with Him despite the works of the Evil One. The…

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Bishop McKnight’s letter to the faithful and clergy

August 19, 2018

Thank you to all the pastors who graciously read this letter, in English and Spanish, at Masses the weekend of Aug. 18-19. May we all pray for healing in the Church and for those affected by clergy sexual abuse.

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