A Safe Environment for All

Updated information, news articles and documents regarding

ongoing activity and planning for securing and maintaining a Safe Environment for all.

What to do if you suspect sexual abuse of a minor by a cleric or church worker or volunteer: 
FIRST, call the LA Child Abuse Hotline, 855-4LA-KIDS (855-452-5437) and/or your local law enforcement agency
THEN, call the diocesan Victims Assistance Coordinator, Dr. Lee Kneipp, Clinical Psychologist, (318) 542-9805.

Diocese releases names of Clergy

Names of Clergy accused (released February 6, 2019) The following names are those of clergy duly incardinated or at one time serving in the Diocese of Alexandria accused of sexual misconduct and abuse of minors by allegations brought by victims or by written testimony: A: Diocesan Clergy – Living Deacon Raymond M. Jones • Review…

Message from Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and Pope Francis regarding the February 2019 Bishop’s meeting

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the USCCB, shared correspondence he received from Pope Francis just as the USCCB was gathering for their fall meeting in November. The message was regarding the meeting of Bishop’s in February 2019 entitled “The Protection of Minors in the Church.” To view the original documents please see the links along…

Analysis: On sexual abuse, what will U.S. bishops, and the pope, do next?

by JD Flynn Washington D.C., Nov 26, 2018 / 06:15 pm (CNA): Bishop Frank Rodimer and Fr. Peter Osinski were friends. Osinski was a priest in the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey. Rodimer was Bishop of Paterson, a nearby diocese, from 1978 until 2004. For years the men rented a beach house together each summer…

USCCB Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals; Committee Releases Actions to be Taken Within Its Authority September 19, 2018 WASHINGTON–The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Administrative Committee has issued the following statement today in response to the recent sex abuse scandals. In the statement, the bishops say they pledge…

Fasting for others’ sins: what does it mean?

By Cari Terracina, Publications Manager “I turned to the Lord, to seek help, in prayer and petition, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.” (Daniel 9:3) As the Church as a whole processes the information of the recent clerical abuse scandals, several of our church leaders have pointed out the importance of taking action, of continuously returning…