“I was ordained a bishop in January 2001. A year later, in January 2002, the Boston Globe reported the first of many articles about clergy sexual abuse of minors. Never in my entire priesthood could I have imagined such a thing and yet, as a bishop for 18 years and your archbishop for the last nine, clergy sexual abuse has never been “off my radar.” It continues to be (and rightfully so) at the forefront of our pastoral ministry in the Church and in this archdiocese….”
Read more of Archbishop Listecki’s weekly publication Love One Another — available here. The letter includes a pledge of transparency and a commitment to action in regard to sexual abuse allegations in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.