To all Cathedral Prep and Villa Maria Academy Families, Alumni and Friends:
Attached to the email is an important letter regarding the Diocese of Erie's update list of individuals who are credibly accused of child abuse in our diocesan parishes, school and other diocesan institutions. Please read this letter, since it includes information about a Sister of St. Joseph who is credibly accused of abuse at Villa Maria Academy.
Letter Regarding Sister Mary Carmel and Updated Child Abuse List
Related to this letter and as a way to keep you better informed, The Grand Jury Report on Sexual Abuse (redacted), issued by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, and the Diocese of Erie's legal response to the grand jury report may be found on the Diocese of Erie's website:
Also, the recently updated Public Disclosure List of credibly accused individuals, the Diocese of Erie's "Policy for the Protection of Children," and Bishop Lawrence Persico's statements on the issue of sexual abuse in the Church may be found through the following link:
Lastly, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Erie, PA have issued a statement regarding the allegations against a deceased sister:
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Scott Jabo