Statement in Response to Bishop Malone’s Sunday Press Conference

Statement in Response to Bishop Malone’s Sunday Press Conference

August 27, 2018

The mission of The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network is to proclaim the fullness of Truth with clarity and charity. Our position with regard to the recent investigative reports by 7 Eyewitness News is consistent and clear: there must be zero tolerance when it comes to covering up sexual abuse and putting predatory priests back into active ministry.

Bishop Malone’s response yesterday did nothing to refute the allegations against him, which are backed up by internal Diocesan documents in the recent investigative reports. We continue to call for Bishop Malone to resign and we additionally call for a full independent investigation with unfettered access to all Diocesan documents, such as Archbishop Carlson of the Archdiocese of St. Louis recently announced.

Finally, we stand in solidarity with all victims and express our admiration for your courage to come forward and share your stories when people in powerful positions often seek to shame, silence, and ignore you. The Church needs courageous people like you and we hope you will not judge the Catholic Faith based on the actions of those who are unfaithful to her teachings, but rather based on those who are faithful.