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Crosier Statement regarding claims under the Minnesota Child Victims Act

24-MAY-2016 (Phoenix, Arizona) – As of today, 46 claims alleging sexual abuse of minors have been made against the Crosiers under the Minnesota Child Victims Act.  

“I appreciate the courage it took for the victims to come forward and I pray for their healing,” said Prior Provincial Thomas Enneking, osc. “We are profoundly sorry and deeply distraught for any pain caused by the actions of Crosiers in the past, who were supposed to be instruments of Christ’s love and healing mercy.”  
 
The Crosiers are reviewing the claims and working toward a fair and just resolution for everyone concerned.  The Crosiers take any claim of abuse by any Crosier, staff person or volunteer associated with them seriously and remain vigilant to ensure transparency, accountability and the safety of the people they serve.  
 
“As an Order, we are committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment for all. More than ever, we strive to fulfill the values that have served as our foundation for more than 800 years. We are devoted to our mission to touch suffering with hope and to continuing our work to serve and honor the Lord.” 
 
The Crosiers do not tolerate sexual abuse and have stringent policies in place to prevent future abuse. 
 
Anyone who wishes to report past abuse is encouraged to contact our Victim Assistance Line at 320-248-1563 or Prior Provincial Thomas Enneking, osc, at 602-443-7100. Other contact information may be found here.
 
You may find further information about the Crosier Misconduct Policy and the ways in which the Crosiers are dealing with misconduct by its members, including the results of the separate investigation conducted by the Minnesota-based law firm Faegre-Benson in 2002, in the Safe Environment section of this website.