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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 and Diocesan Commitment to Protect Minors and the Vulnerable

Fort Worth Diocese

July 28, 2018

Bishop Michael F. Olson has issued a letter to the faithful of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth regarding the alleged scandalous crimes and sins committed by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the Diocese’s unwavering policy and practice to protect minors and the vulnerable. Bishop Olson is instructing priests and deacons of the Diocese to read his letter to the faithful at all Masses the weekend of August 4 and 5, 2018.

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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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