The Archdiocese of Detroit stands with the brave survivors who seek to bring the crime of sexual abuse by clergy and other Church representatives into the light, where those who sinned are confronted and those who were harmed can find healing.

To those harmed by the actions and inaction of Church leaders: It is inexcusable and we are sorry.

With the hope of healing and in response to questions from members of our faith community, we created this site to consolidate and share our ongoing efforts to protect all those in our care.

“I acknowledge, too, how disheartening it is for us once again to come face-to-face with moral failures in the priesthood, especially among us bishops. I realize how discouraging it is that we have not decisively overcome these sins after all these years. These sins are marks of shame upon the Church and a great weight impeding the progress we strive so zealously to make in advancing the Lord’s Kingdom.”

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron,
letter to the faithful, August 13, 2018