Statement from Bishop Paul Swain

Response to Revelations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Clergy

Recent revelations released by the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania concerning child sexual abuse by clergy in many of the dioceses in that state and the lack of appropriate response by some bishops over seven decades have shocked, sickened and saddened us all. The graphic details reveal that the innocence and dignity of young children were violated by priests ordained to minister in the name of Christ through His Church who betrayed like Judas their ordination promises. I fully share the disgust and anger of all affected especially the victims and their families, and all faithful Catholics.

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  • Response to Revelations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Clergy August 17, 2018
    Recent revelations released by the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania concerning child sexual abuse by clergy in many of the dioceses in that state and the lack of appropriate response by some bishops over seven decades have shocked, sickened and saddened us all. The graphic details reveal that the innocence and dignity of […]

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  • TV Mass Homily 08/12/2018 August 12, 2018
    St Paul urges us to be “imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.” What a beautiful description of Christian discipleship. Do we offer a fragrant aroma of Chris’s love to those we […]

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  • They have witnessed the faith in our state for 100 years
    A few weeks ago it was our pleasure for our diocese to host the national convention of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Over 1,200 dedicated Catholic women from all over the country attended. The theme for the convention was ‘Serve the Lord with Gladness.’ I was privileged to pray the Welcoming Mass. Below is […]

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    For the longest time I had a bit of a tradition of taking some time off every year to head to Omaha to watch a few games of the NCAA College World Series. I took a few years off because the College World Series invariably fell on the time when I would be at annual […]