Archbishop Schnurr’s Statement on Sexual Abuse Crisis
Dear Friends in Christ,
On Tuesday of this week, a Pennsylvania Grand Jury released a report detailing the names of 301 priests who sexually abused over 1,000 minors over a 70-year period in that state. This report, coupled with the recent revelations regarding the former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, shocks, saddens, and angers Catholics everywhere, including myself. The depth of depravity and evil described in these reports is stunning. No words can diminish the level of revulsion one feels at reading them.
From the depths of my heart, I am sorry for the terrible pain and suffering experienced by the victims of abuse throughout their lives. I am sorry for the deep shame that Catholic lay people rightfully feel . . .
Facility Update Letter to Parishioners
To: St. Christopher Parishioners
The Facilities Commission continues to work with the Pastoral Council, the Business Manager and indirectly with the Finance Commission to address facility issues in and around our four buildings and in the surrounding campus. Your support has been critical to the repairs and upgrades that have occurred over the last 10 years. More than $1 million has been invested: roofs, efficient lighting, parking lot/drive maintenance, efficient HVAC systems, landscaping, storm water control, new soccer field, painting/carpeting and sound system inside of church, additional insulation in daycare and office and under the new school roof. We maximized the use of DPL energy rebates in all of our lighting projects. Overall, our energy (gas & electricity) consumption has decreased by more than $20,000/yr. ...