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St. Benedict Catholic School
Preschool through 8th Grade

Addressing the Abuse Scandal

We know that many have questions and concerns about the recent reports regarding sexual abuse and misconduct in the Catholic Church. The scandals have brought frustration and heartbreak to our community and the community of the global Church.

We want to provide information – the steps the Church is putting in place for prevention, and resources moving forward.

  • Fr. Bryan addressed the scandal in his homily on August 19th, 2018. Listen here
  • Archbishop Sartain also released a statement to the people of our Archdiocese– read here.
    • Additional resources and information on prevention efforts being put in place can be found on the Seattle Archdiocese website.
      o The Archdiocese has also released additional detail regarding their Prevention efforts here.

Some additional resources that we have found helpful and insightful:

Fr. Robert Barron: Why Remain Catholic? (with so much scandal)
Fr. Robert Barron: Q&A about the Sexual Abuse Crisis
United State Conference of Catholic Bishops website

Please reach out to Marti Lundberg, our Pastoral Coordinator, or Fr. Bryan if you would like to talk further in regards to this situation. You can contact the parish office at: or 206-632-0843.