%PDF-1.7 1 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Outlines 2 0 R /Pages 3 0 R >> endobj 2 0 obj << /Type /Outlines /Count 0 >> endobj 3 0 obj << /Type /Pages /Kids [6 0 R 18 0 R ] /Count 2 /Resources << /ProcSet 4 0 R /Font << /F1 8 0 R /F2 9 0 R /F3 10 0 R /F4 11 0 R >> /ExtGState << /GS1 14 0 R /GS2 15 0 R /GS3 16 0 R /GS4 17 0 R >> >> /MediaBox [0.000 0.000 595.280 841.890] >> endobj 4 0 obj [/PDF /Text ] endobj 5 0 obj << /Producer (þÿdompdf 1.0.2 + CPDF) /CreationDate (D:20221128185212+00'00') /ModDate (D:20221128185212+00'00') >> endobj 6 0 obj << /Type /Page /MediaBox [0.000 0.000 595.280 841.890] /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 12 0 R ] /Contents 7 0 R >> endobj 7 0 obj << /Length 7821 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 35.000 742.238 Td /F1 15.0 Tf [(Bishop Vann Addresses Recently Announced Lawsuit Alleging Decades-old)] TJ ET BT 35.000 723.923 Td /F1 15.0 Tf [(Clergy Abuse)] TJ ET BT 35.000 685.006 Td /F4 14.0 Tf [(??)] TJ ET BT 35.000 645.558 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(Brothers and Sisters in Christ,)] TJ ET BT 35.000 621.084 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(As shepherd and servant of the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Orange but also as a committed member of our Orange County )] TJ ET BT 35.000 608.610 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(community, I would like to take this opportunity to offer additional significant information and reflection with regard to the )] TJ ET BT 35.000 596.136 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(recently filed lawsuit alleging child abuse 27 years ago on the part of Richard Coughlin, a priest long since removed from )] TJ ET BT 35.000 583.662 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(ministry and the founder of the All American Boys Chorus, and to reaffirm our continued commitment to protecting children and )] TJ ET BT 35.000 571.188 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(young people and working to heal past wounds to the best of our very human ability)] TJ ET BT 388.755 571.188 Td /F3 10.5 Tf [(. )] TJ ET BT 35.000 546.714 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(Our Diocese and the Church have publicly acknowledged past failings and have apologized personally to the victims of abuse and )] TJ ET BT 35.000 534.240 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(their families and worked to reach a fair resolution of every legitimate abuse claim, enabling victims to begin their healing. The )] TJ ET BT 35.000 521.766 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(Diocese of Orange reached several such settlements with victim survivors of Richard Coughlin as part of the global settlement )] TJ ET BT 35.000 509.292 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(reached in January 2005. This bold initiative to settle these long past clergy abuse cases in a respectful and humble manner and to )] TJ ET BT 35.000 496.818 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(institute strict procedures for the protection of children and young people has been seen as a model for others. )] TJ ET BT 35.000 472.344 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(Under the leadership of my predecessor Bishop Tod Brown, the Diocese also took the unprecedented step of releasing all )] TJ ET BT 35.000 459.870 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(appropriate personnel files related to this settlement in May of 2005. Additionally, shortly after I was installed as Bishop of )] TJ ET BT 35.000 447.396 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(Orange, I directed that the identity of all priests removed from public ministry related to the Charter for the Protection of Children )] TJ ET BT 35.000 434.922 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(and Young People be made publicly available on our )] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 260.424 434.922 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(website)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.525 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 260.424 432.664 m 292.502 432.664 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 292.502 434.922 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(. The Diocese, at about the same time, initiated a program of regular )] TJ ET BT 35.000 422.448 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(contact with, and monitoring of those priests permanently removed from ministry, but not laicized, due to violations of the )] TJ ET BT 35.000 409.974 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People to ensure they are following the terms of their removals from ministry. )] TJ ET BT 35.000 385.500 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(I have personally witnessed the loss of faith among victims of abuse and the pain inflicted by a fractured relationship with their )] TJ ET BT 35.000 373.026 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(community of faith. As part our effort to promote healing we have long provided third-party counseling support and I have now )] TJ ET BT 35.000 360.552 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(directed that we begin to offer a spiritual advisor to assist them in healing both mentally and spiritually from their victimization. )] TJ ET BT 35.000 348.078 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(As a Church we seek to support victims emotionally, mentally, and seek reconciliation with their faith community. We have )] TJ ET BT 35.000 335.604 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(resources such as support groups and spiritual direction available for victims which will be made available to them. )] TJ ET BT 35.000 311.130 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(The subject of this very troubling case, Richard Coughlin, was ordained for the Archdiocese of Boston in 1953 and incardinated )] TJ ET BT 35.000 298.656 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in the 1960s, predating the Diocese of Orange, which was created in 1976. Coughlin left parish )] TJ ET BT 35.000 286.182 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(ministry upon founding the All American Boys Chorus in the early 1970s. Upon receiving allegations of abuse against Coughlin, )] TJ ET BT 35.000 273.708 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(then Bishop Norman McFarland moved quickly to permanently remove him from ministry in 1993 and reported the initial )] TJ ET BT 35.000 261.234 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(complaint to Child Protective Services and the local police. Coughlin has not served in any approved ministerial capacity since )] TJ ET BT 35.000 248.760 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(that time. As part of our commitment to encourage healing and reconciliation on the part of victim survivors, the Diocese reached )] TJ ET BT 35.000 236.286 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(a financial settlement with several past victims of Richard Coughlin as part of its global settlement. This was the right thing to do )] TJ ET BT 35.000 223.812 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(to assist these victims in moving forward with their lives. )] TJ ET BT 35.000 199.338 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(As part of our efforts to ensure these sad and tragic events of the past are not repeated, in 2002 the Diocese implemented a far-)] TJ ET BT 35.000 186.864 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(reaching set of policies and procedures to create the safest environment possible to protect children and young people entrusted in )] TJ ET BT 35.000 174.390 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(our care. The Diocese of Orange employs a comprehensive background screening for all adults likely to be in contact with )] TJ ET BT 35.000 161.916 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(children – already over 75,000 have been vetted. This process allows for the collection of a wide variety of past screening data, )] TJ ET BT 35.000 149.442 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(including extensive backgrounds checks and fingerprinting, and is designed to enhance already in place diocesan policies. )] TJ ET BT 35.000 124.968 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(Since 2002 all clergy, employees, and volunteers have been required to undergo Safe Environment Training. In 2016 alone, the )] TJ ET BT 35.000 112.494 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(Diocese trained 252 priests, 136 deacons, 2,038 teachers, and more than 28,300 school employees and volunteers. Our schools )] TJ ET BT 35.000 100.020 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(and Religious Education classes at parishes and diocesan centers also provide age appropriate Safe Environment education. 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This provides age-appropriate education for )] TJ ET BT 35.000 511.393 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(our children and information for teachers and parents.)] TJ ET BT 35.000 486.919 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(• Our high schools have all developed a safety education curriculum.)] TJ ET BT 35.000 462.445 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(• For nearly 15 years the Diocese has had a reporting line for anyone who has a concern about acts of childhood sexual abuse. )] TJ ET BT 35.000 437.971 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(I personally and all within the Diocese remain committed to ensuring that the events of the past are not repeated and we remain )] TJ ET BT 35.000 425.497 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(vigilant in protecting our children and young people. The Church has worked hard to protect children. Much has been done but )] TJ ET BT 35.000 413.023 Td /F2 10.5 Tf [(more needs to be done. 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