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Bishop Michael Olson Statement on McCarrick Report

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November 10, 2020

Today the Holy See released its Report on the Holy See’s Institutional Knowledge and Decision-Making Related to Former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1930-2017). The Report is voluminous and will require time and diligent attention for a more detailed response to come later.

I would like to thank Pope Francis for responding to victims of McCarrick for permitting this report to be conducted and released. I am grateful for the oversight of the Holy Father for offering the due and canonical process accorded to McCarrick for his ultimate removal from the priesthood.

Two significant measures have been enacted to address abuse and coverup by bishops. ...

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Pastoral Letter to All Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, Religious Men and Women, and Faithful Laity

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September 25, 2020

Dear Friends in Christ,

On August 15, 2020, the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, His Eminence, Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments, released a letter written to the Presidents of the Episcopal Conferences of the Catholic Church. The letter, entitled “Let Us Return to the Eucharist with Joy,” concerns the celebration of the Liturgy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. In this letter, Cardinal Sarah emphasizes the importance of being physically present for the public celebration of the Eucharist, especially on Sundays.

As your bishop, I would like to thank you once again for the efforts that all of you have made in patience and generosity during these past five months...

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