In continuing the commitment to fully embrace the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, the diocese provides a list of clergy who have a credible allegation of abuse since 1950. All of these individuals have either been removed from ministry or are deceased. Credible is defined as: an allegation that, based upon the facts of the case, meets one or more of the following thresholds:
- Natural, reasonable, plausible and probable,
- Corroborated with other evidence or another source, or
- Acknowledged/admitted to by the accused.
In making this determination, consideration is given to the trustworthiness of the source.
Removed from Ministry is a canonical penalty in which the cleric can no longer function as a priest, present himself as a priest, or wear clerics. Other canonical definitions used in the list can be found here.
This list below is a result of thorough reviews by the Diocesan Review Board.