Jesuits Keeping Students and Staff at Fordham University in the Dark

Despite pledges to be transparent, Northeast Jesuit officials  refused to tell Fordham University students and staff if any abusive clerics were living on-campus.

Apparently, Jesuits quietly moved "credibly accused" child molesting clerics to Murray-Weigel Hall on the Fordham campus. This strategy was also used by Jesuit officials at other colleges they operate across the US, such as at Gonzaga in Washington.

The religious order refused to say whether they are still doing this at Fordham. Instead, the university was forced to restrict student access to Murray-Weigel in order to keep them out of harm’s way.  Ongoing student-volunteer programs had previously allowed student to visit the priests housed there.

For the safety of innocent children and vulnerable adults, we hope New York Catholics and citizens join with Fordham students and staff and insist that the Jesuits come clean about where their "credibly accused" priests are located. We also hope New York's Cardinal Tim Dolan stops focusing on what he perceives as anti-Catholic sentiment in New York and starts working towards building a safer environment for all.

CONTACT: Zach Hiner, Executive Director (zhiner@snapnetwork.org, 517-974-9009)

(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)


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  • Loyolaalum Snap
    commented 2019-01-30 23:00:15 -0600
    Jesuit Order also used a high school as a dumping ground
    The Jesuit Order moved Br. Charles Connor to Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, Calif. when the police told a Jesuit leader that Connor had to be moved away from his alleged victims.

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