Reconciliation and Compensation Program

The Diocese of Brooklyn has announced another step in its ongoing response to the sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy. The full details of the program are explained in a June 24, 2017 letter from Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio that appeared in The Tablet. You can read the letter online or download a pdf copy of the letter here:

Walking with the Sexually Abused (pdf)

The Bishop wishes to assure all of us that “not a penny of (our) contributions or bequests will go toward compensating victims of abuse. The Diocese will take out a loan to cover for the cost, and pay it back with rental income.”

Please continue to pray for all who have suffered because of this crisis. May God continue to help us to work toward reform and reconciliation. God bless!—Bishop Sanchez