Official Church Statements Concerning the Abuse Crisis

Below are official publications from Bishop David Malloy, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockford, and from Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. These serve as the most appropriate sources of information regarding the practical and spiritual posture of our local and national Church.

May your faith in Jesus Christ remain firm in this difficult time.  We need the Life and Love of God to imbue our world very deeply.   I encourage you to deepen your disposition of prayer for the many needs which are so evident in our world today.

Know of my daily prayers for you and your intentions.
Fr. Trowbridge

Letters from Bishop David Malloy, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockford

August 28, 2018:  Letter and Invitation to Prayer to the Catholic Faithful

August 17, 2018:  Statement

Press Releases from Cardinal DiNardo,

President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

August 27, 2018: President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Renews Commitment for Greater Effectiveness and Transparency in Disciplining Bishops

August 16, 2018:  President of U.S. Bishops' Conference Announces Effort That Will Involve Laity, Experts, and the Vatican as U.S. Bishops Resolve to Address "Moral Catastrophe"

August 14, 2018:  President of U.S. Bishops' Conference and Committee Chairman Response to Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

August 1, 2018:  President of U.S. Bishops Conference Issues Statement on Course of Action Responding to Moral Failures on Part of Church Leaders

July 28, 2018:  President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement on Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Resignation from College of Cardinals

June 20, 2018:  President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Offers Statement on Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Announcement