Camden Bishop Sullivan: I am ‘ashamed and disgusted’ by clergy sex abuse in grand jury report

August 19, 2018

Camden Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan during an interview at the Diocese of Camden in April.

By Staff

Days after a searing grand jury report revealed widespread sexual abuse and cover-up by Catholic clergy members in six Pennsylvania dioceses, Camden Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan on Sunday called the report “painful” and an “important reminder of shameful past failings in the church — including in our own diocese.”

“I am ashamed and disgusted by the past actions of some bishops and priests,” Sullivan said in a letter issued Sunday, which was scheduled to be read in all Camden parishes over the weekend at vigil and Sunday Masses. “… Of all the places that we expect that our children would be safe, it is within our churches, schools and institutions. The fact that the church, in the past, failed in this most fundamental obligation is heartbreaking.”

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