Response in Crisis
In His Own Words
I want our Archdiocese to lead the way in the care of victims.
- Archbishop Naumann
In this series of videos, Archbishop Naumann asks both laity and clergy to respond to the tragic abuses shaking the Church with a renewal of hope in Christ with active and fervent prayer. He urges us to return to adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, and that we confidently and humbly plead for Mary’s intercession and protection. Action begins with prayer and continues with justice for victims, vigilance for the vulnerable, complete operational and financial transparency, accountability of leaders and employees, and strong formation of future priests.
“I will also offer one Mass a week and one rosary each week for the healing of victims. I invite every Catholic to adopt some additional practices of prayer and penance for victims and for the purification of the church. I also intend to offer communal prayer opportunities for these intentions.” - Archbishop Naumann