Wednesday, June 25, 2014


I have received several comments alleging various types of abuse including sexual abuse. Some of those comments have named certain members of the clergy. I have also received comments alleging other things of a sexual nature, also with names. As those who sent those comments can see, I have not allowed those comments to be posted. 

If you truly desire to see justice done, the Archdiocese has a policy in place to protect the people, and to react to allegations of sex abuse. This policy is available upon request. (Also see note*)

You may call the Chancery Office at 562-0000 to obtain a copy or you may also contact Deacon Steve Martinez, who is the Sex Abuse Response Coordinator for the Archdiocese. His personal contact number is 486-9032. I urge you to contact him for assistance in your situation.

If for some reason you do not want to pursue this course of action then you will need to work with me directly if you want your case known. And as you know, I do not move forward unless I have a credible source. Feel free to contact me at

*Note: The policy was found on the Archdiocesan website under News & Events. Here is the link:

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