Special Announcement from Father Anthony

Last month the Archbishop announced that the names of priests “who have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor from 1953 to the present, as well as the names of religious order priests and priests from other dioceses who have been credibly accused of an offense that took place in the Archdiocese” would be made public in January along with the financial outlay and the sources of the money used for settlements. Yesterday the archbishop met with the presbyterate to inform us that the information would be made public today at 10:00 am Tuesday. This morning (Tuesday January 22, 2019) the list and financial information was posted on the Archdiocesan Web site: www.archdioceseofhartford.org.  In addition to the list and the financial disclosure is an announcement that Judge Antonio Robaina has been retained by the archdiocese to conduct an independent investigation. If you have any questions or concerns please direct them to me (Fr Anthony Smith) at (860) 274-8836 or by email: fr.smith@aohct.org