If you are a victim of clergy sexual abuse, or have been affected by this reality, and would like to meet with someone at a later date, feel free to contact the Archbishop’s Delegate , Fr. Brad Fahlman 1(306) 400-3655 or by email enquiryarchregina [dot] sk [dot] ca. Both are private and confidential. Or contact CARES Healing Community at thehealingcommunitygmail [dot] com.
Ash Wednesday 2020 - Open letter to Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse
A year ago on Ash Wednesday I wrote an open letter to all victims of clergy sexual abuse within the archdiocese . I begin this letter by repeating that apology for all that you have suffered, and continue to suffer, as a result of being abused, and as a result of the ways in which the church has failed you in its response. Last year’s letter noted something that I heard from several victims: that an apology is a starting point, not an end point. Now, a year later, I write to you again, asking for any wisdom and guidance you would wish to share regarding how the church can most compassionately and helpfully walk with you and other victims on a journey towards healing. Read the rest of the letter.
The Archdiocese of Regina policy on clergy sexual abuse and misconduct from 2013 has been replaced by the 2019 policy (revised June 22, 2020) noted above, but the 2013 policy’s treatment of serious pastoral misconduct remains in effect until a new policy has been finalized. The 2013 policy can be found HERE
In response to the devastating report on clergy sexual abuse and subsequent coverups released by the Pennsylvania Grand Jury, Pope Francis has taken the unprecedented step of issuing a detailed letter to the People of God.
In the interest of our Pope's exhortation that we hear "the heart-wrenching pain of these victims, which cries out to heaven" and allow "solidarity, in the deepest and most challenging sense, to become our way of forging present and future history" we encourage all of the faithful of our Archdiocese, our pastors, religious and lay pastoral workers to take time to read and reflect on the message it contains.
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