Pastoral letter to the people of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

The re-emergence of the clergy sex abuse crisis has affected us all — priests, deacons, religious, laity and me, as well as, and most importantly, the victims of sexual abuse. We all feel disgust, frustration and pain about this wound in the Body of Christ, the abuse of innocent children and young people and the often life-long suffering that results.