Tag: Clergy abuse
“It is an unrealistic and impossible expectation that we will ever be able to completely eliminate all risk of clergy sexual misconduct and abuse from our Church, no matter how hard we try. But that is no reason for not trying and doing all that we can to do better. Ultimately, however, as weak, imperfect, sinful human people, we must rely on God´s grace and mercy to sustain us and help us in all of our efforts to heal, to reconcile and to protect each other from harm.” – Father Timothy Norris
The members — none of whom are employed by the archdiocese or any of its parishes — bring different areas of expertise to the group, whose findings and recommendations will be released publicly when a final report is complete.
Six members of the Ministerial Standards Task Force were announced at an Oct. 9 press conference. Read more about these members.
The study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice on the causes and context of clerical sexual abuse of minors is a landmark effort that demonstrates the U.S. church’s commitment to addressing the issue and ensuring that all children are safe, said a statement released May 18 by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.