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.
The list below is a result of thorough reviews by the Diocesan Review Board.