The Sexual Abuse Crisis

Repentance and Healing

To report any suspicion of abuse by any Church personnel, please contact local law enforcement. In addition, anyone who has knowledge of sexual abuse or misconduct by a member of the clergy, an employee or volunteer of the Archdiocese of Seattle is urged to call the archdiocesan hotline at 1-800-446-7762.

NEW:  The USCCB has launched the Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting System (CBAR). This is a centralized system for people to report abuse (or lack of action on abuse claims) by living Bishops. More information is available here.

The Archdiocese of Seattle has created an excellent website that details how it’s handling the clerical sexual abuse crisis. Access it here.

Fr. Gary's January 27, 2019 bulletin column

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

Summary notes from the September 30, 2018 Parish Meeting
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Fr. Gary's October 7, 2018 bulletin column
Documents referred to in this column are linked in the sidebar to the left.

Archbishop Sartain's September 8, 2018 letter   English   Spanish

Fr. Gary and Fr. Michael's August 26, 2018 bulletin column

Pope Francis' Letter to the People of God