Bishop Parocki responds to Illinois AG Op-Ed

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2018 Bishop Thomas John Paprocki Responds to Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Op-Ed Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan called me on Monday, August 27, and we discussed her announcement of August 23 stating that she would like to have a conversation with the bishops of the Catholic dioceses of Illinois about our handling of allegations of “sexually inappropriate behavior involving priests.” I shared with her my statement of August 25 in which I said that “I certainly agree to speak with her and pledge our diocese’s full cooperation with law enforcement officials to make every available effort to protect our people. We welcome this opportunity to review the firm commitments we have made and the concrete steps we have taken to protect against clergy misconduct in our diocese. We are also willing to consider any additional actions that would be helpful in making our safe environment …