For immediate release: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
It takes a lot of courage to come forward and take action about being sexually abused as a child. So we commend the individual who reported his or her suffering caused by the predatory deeds of Fr. James Seculoff.
We urge Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades to visit every parish where Fr. Seculoff worked, and reach out to any other person who may have seen,, suspected or suffered crimes by this priest or cover ups by his supervisors.
The bishop should urge them to call the police, no matter how long ago the abuse or wrongdoing may have happened.. Rhoades should also post this important information about Fr. Seculoff in the diocese newspaper, church bulletins, and on the diocese web site.
Silence is not an option anymore, it only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.