The Crosier Fathers and Brothers recognize that full and frank disclosure about sexual abuse is important to speed the healing process and empower unknown victims to come forward and seek help.
Here we have detailed our response to sexual abuse, including the many steps we have taken to fulfill our commitment to accountability, ensuring the safety of the people we serve and doing all we can to earn the trust of the public.
View Safe Environment Policy.
To this end, anyone who has any information regarding instances of sexual abuse of a minor is strongly encouraged to report that information to the Victim Assistance Coordinator at 320-248-1563, Conventual Prior Thomas Enneking, osc, at 602-443-7100 or a member of the Crosier First Contact Team.
In 2002, following a third-party investigation, the Crosiers released the names of eight Crosiers who had credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor reported against them. In 2014, the Crosiers released an updated list of names to include current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors.
On May 15, 2018, the Crosiers released a list of former or deceased Crosiers whose names were brought forward as a result of the Minnesota Child Victims Act or during the Crosiers’ Chapter 11 reorganization process. The Crosiers were not aware of claims of sexual abuse of a minor against these individuals prior to that time; therefore, they were not included on the previously published listings. This list was updated December 2, 2019, to add the name of one additional Crosier (deceased since 1998) after an allegation was reported.
Because these individuals are deceased, there is no way to investigate these claims further. However, we are including these individuals as part of our commitment to transparency, accountability and healing.
You may find further information about the Crosier Sexual Abuse Policy and the ways in which the Crosiers have dealt with abuse by its members, including the results of the separate review of all personnel files conducted by the law firm of Faegre-Baker-Daniels in 2002, by following the links below.
How the Audit was Conducted
Frequently Asked Questions
How We Investigated
Statement by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men on Improving Pastoral Care and Accountability, 2002
Instruments of Hope and Healing: Eleven Years of Work and Reflection by United States Male Religious on the Tragedy of Sexual Abuse within the Catholic Church, CMSM statement, 2013