Statement Regarding Joseph Wajda
By Anne Steffens
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
July 9, 2014
Joseph Wajda is included in the John Jay list, which is posted on our website. We offer our assurances that today we handle things differently regarding priests who have been accused of sexually abusing children. The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis permanently removed him from ministry in 2003. We have requested that the Holy See remove him from the clerical state (laicize).
We ask for forgiveness from and pray for hope and healing for all victims of sexual abuse and their families.