We wanted to keep you up to date on what the Diocese is doing in response to the sex abuse crisis in the Church and, in particular, the opening of the Child Victim’s Act.
The Diocese has been responding to cases as they have emerged over the last several years and anticipate there will be more when this window opens this week. We want to assure you, once again, that your donations to Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens and the various programs we administer, including Futures in Education, Generations of Faith and the Annual Catholic Appeal, are restricted to the program your donation was given to. Our adherence to Donor Intent is of paramount importance and hope this assurance will help in your decision to continue your support of the vital ministries that support the families and children of the Diocese of Brooklyn. We are, as always, grateful for your loyalty and support of the people – priests, religious and lay – who have dedicated their lives to caring for God’s people in so many extraordinary ways.
Bishop DiMarzio issued a statement today, (HERE) the first day of the one year look back window for claims of child sexual abuse following the passage of the New York State Child Victim Act.
Bishop DiMarzio’s column in last week’s Tablet: (HERE) is a heartfelt and informative piece on what is happening this week.
For Bishop DiMarzio’s video response statement and for more information on the Diocese website go: (HERE)
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at:
ph: 718.965.7375 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monsignor Jamie J. Gigantiello, Vicar for Development
R.C. Diocese of Brooklyn