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Bishop’s Response to Abuse Crisis

Eucharistic Congress - September 22, 2018 Renewal of Promises of Priesthood: Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger asked the priests of the Diocese of Albany to join him in recommitting themselves to the promises of the priesthood they made at ordination. 

TV Interview - September 07, 2018 Shining a Light: In exclusive interview, Bishop discusses decision to open records to DA

Letter to Diocese - September 06, 2018 Bishop Scharfenberger Asks District Attorney Soares to Review Records

Letter to Clergy – August 31, 2018  Bishop Scharfenberger’s letter to priests asking them to make a public restatement of the promises of their priesthood at the Eucharistic Congress on September 22, 2018, at the Shrine in Auriesville

Column - August 23, 2018  The Evangelist: Living in the truth we believe

Pastoral Letter - August 17, 2018  In a letter to Catholics throughout the Diocese, Bishop Scharfenberger addresses the pain many Catholics are feeling in the wake of the Pennsylvania grand jury report and urges them to remain in the Church and help rebuild it

Special Statement - August 06, 2018 Bishop Scharfenberger: Laity are "essential," must lead any investigation

Letter to Clergy - July 29, 2018  Bishop Scharfenberger’s letter to clergy stating abuse revelations are sign of "profoundly spiritual crisis"

Column - November 19, 2015 The Evangelist: Toward Openness and Healing

Protecting Children - How to report abuse, list of offenders, safe environment protocol, policies and guidelines.