Response to Sex Abuses


Letter from Pope Francis

From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Statement From the National Review Board, Calling for Lay Leadership Amid Sex Abuse Crisis:

Most recent response from the President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (Aug 27, 2018):

From the Seattle Archdiocese
In February 2019, the Seattle Archdiocese published a new website designed specifically to offer facts about the abuse crisis and the Archdiocese of Seattle’s response to it, including resources for victims. It gathers into one easily accessible website information that was previously located in various locations.


Update on Recent Settlements of Clergy Abuse Cases, November 15, 2018

Novena Prayer to Mary, Mother of the Church, October 4-14, 2018

Invitation to the prayer service for repentance and healing, to be held on October 4, 2018 at St. James Cathedral

A Pastoral Letter from Archbishop J. Peter Sartain to the Faithful of the Archdiocese (September 8, 2018): English // Spanish

Letter from Archbishop J. Peter Sartain (August 17, 2018):

Archdiocese of Seattle Sexual Abuse Prevention Background Information

From Father Todd Strange, Pastor of St. Joseph Parish
Pastor’s Note - April 7, 2019

Pastor’s Note - October 21, 2018

Homily on August 26, 2018 (Response to Sex Abuses)

Pastor's Note - August 26, 2018

Pastor's Note - August 19, 2018

Other Links
Bishop Barron Q&A video about the Sexual Abuse Crisis

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