from Abbot Timothy Kelly’s response to a Professor of the University:
. . . we try to stress three points:
- Sexual abuse and sexual exploitation by monks are immoral and will not be tolerated within the Saint John’s community.
- As a monastic community, we must support and care for victims and their families.
- We cannot change the past, but we are doing everything possible to prevent abuse now and in the future. We hope to do even more as we learn more about sexual abuse and exploitation.
. . . What we have done is to face the issue squarely, answered truthfully and sincerely.
Addresses and Statements by Abbot Timothy Kelly, OSB
Saint John’s Abbot – 1990-2000