Statement by Bede Parry Posted: Jefferts Schori Was Informed about His Past

The Website of Patrick Markerwhich delves into sexual misconduct (and

Schori accepting Parry.

murder!) at Conception Abbey in Missouri has posted a .pdf copy of a two-page statementsigned by former priest Bede Parry on May 7 of this year. The statement sets forth a full chronology of Bede Parry’s sexual misconduct with young male students at both Conception Abbey and St. John’s, in Minnesota, while he was a student there.

Of particular interest to Episcopalians, and in light of the previous posts I have put up on this topic (here, here and here), Bede Parry’s statement contains this unequivocal declaration about what was communicated to the Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, when she was the Bishop of Nevada:

“Also in 2000, I considered joining the Prince of Peace monastery in Riverside, California. Prince of Peace had me undergo a series of psychological tests. After the testing, Prince of Peace’s Abbot Charles Wright informed me I was no longer a candidate. The psychological evaluation had determined that I had a proclivity to reoffend with minors. Abbot Wright called Conception Abbey’s Abbot Gregory Polan with this information.”

“Abbot Polan would later share the information with Robert Stoeckig from the Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas, Episcopal Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and the human resources department at Mercy Ambulance in Las Vegas. Bishop Daniel Walsh, Monsignor Ben Franzinelli, Bishop Joseph Pepe, Archbishop Robert Sanchez and Rev. Bob Nelson were also made aware of my previous misconduct.”

Rad here.

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