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Bishop Michael F. Olson Statement on USCCB’s Effort to Address Sexual Abuse by Clergy

Fort Worth Diocese

August 16, 2018

These past few weeks, we have all read and heard the tragic reports of sex abuse in the Catholic Church. Additional horrific news has come to light this week via a Grand Jury Report out of Pennsylvania. We must continue to pray for the victims of these atrocities and resolve—with actions, not merely words—to once and for all see to it that these crimes against the vulnerable stop. ...

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Statement by Fort Worth Catholic Bishop Michael F. Olson on Release of Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Regarding Sexual Abuse Claims

Fort Worth Diocese

August 14, 2018

As I previously stated with regard to former Cardinal McCarrick and I reiterate, ministry in the Church is a grace from God that carries with it sober responsibility. Ministry is not a right to be claimed by anyone as an entitlement; rather, it involves a covenantal trust established through our Baptism as members of the Church established by Christ. ...

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Bishop Olson Letter regarding former Cardinal McCarrick
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Bishop Michael F. Olson, STD, MA has announced new assignments for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, which primarily go into effect July 1, 2018.


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Bishop Michael F. Olson, S.T.D., M.A. was ordained bishop and installed as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth on January 29, 2014.

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