Statement Regarding Thomas Stitts

From Very Rev. Charles Lachowitzer, Vicar General

Thomas Stitts was one of the former clergy included in our initial disclosure of names of credibly accused priests on December 2, 2013. This John Jay list was posted on our website at the time. Stitts was in ministry when he died in 1985.

If we receive an allegation of child sexual abuse regarding a priest today, we immediately contact law enforcement.

We ask for forgiveness from, and pray for hope and healing for, all victims and survivors of sexual abuse, their families and their friends.