Dear friends of Jesuit Dallas,
I write this letter to you spent by a mixture of sorrow and revulsion. It is nearly impossible for me to comprehend the seemingly incessant atrocities of sexual abuse perpetrated on minors by priests and Church leaders throughout the past. It has been equally difficult to comprehend reports reflecting the apparently callous manner in which cases of abuse have been handled by Church authorities.
Simply put, the abuse of our children is criminal and morally reprehensible. We pledge at Jesuit Dallas to do the utmost to provide a safe environment for each and every student entrusted to our care.
I ask that you please read Father Provincial’s letter to the USA Central and Southern Province, and know that we stand in solidarity with his message of both condemnation and reformation.
If anyone in our community has experienced abuse at the hands of a Jesuit priest or religious, please do not hesitate to contact me or the Province (314-361-7765; UCSOutreach@jesuits.org).
We pray for God’s healing hands on those affected by abuse.
Michael A. Earsing