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Letter to the Priests, Deacons, Consecrated Religious, and the Baptized Faithful of the Diocese of Fort Worth from Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, Bishop of Fort Worth in Solidarity with the Decisions of Texas Catholic Bishops to Release Names of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Misconduct with Minors
October 10, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we read in the Gospel of Saint Matthew, Jesus placed before His disciples the example of a child as the most important member of His Kingdom as well as the measure by which He will judge us in our fidelity as His disciples. He also warns us of the judgment that awaits us if we, through acts of commission or omission, intentionally harm any child and die without authentic repentance (Matthew 18: 1-7). Jesus preached His Gospel in the midst of...
Texas Catholic dioceses announce plan to release names of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors
October 10, 2018
AUSTIN – The 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas and the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter made the decision on Sept. 30 to release names of clergy who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor, going back at least to 1950.
The bishops’ decision was made in the context of their ongoing work to protect children from sexual abuse, and their efforts to promote healing and a restoration of trust in the Catholic Church. ...
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Bishop Michael Olson
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.