Bishop Nelson’s Response to the Grand Jury Report on the Clerical Abuse in PA
Please click here to read Bishop Nelson Perez’ statement in response to the recent grand jury report the clerical sexual abuse in Pennsylvania. With Bishop Perez and the rest of the Church and wider society, we are deeply saddened and angered by the recent reports of another comprehensive investigation of sexual abuse of minors by priests. Similarly, we hold in prayer the survivors and their families and commit ourselves to supporting all efforts to help bring an end to this and all forms of sexual abuse and the misuse of power that is employed in covering it up.
Echoing Bishop Perez, we encourage people to read the statement of Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, who has announced an urgent initiative to develop an action plan to strengthen protections against predators in the Church and anyone who would conceal them. This initiative will include the laity, experts, and the Vatican.
Our campus ministers and university counselors are available for any community members needing support around these or related issues.