Statement by Twin Cities Voice of the Faithful Concerning Fr Jon Shelley and Fr Curtis Weymeyer
Twin Cities Voice of the Faithful
October 7, 2013
10/6/13 For Immediate Release: Statement by Twin Cities Voice of the Faithful Concerning Fr Jon Shelley and Fr Curtis Weymeyer
Twin Cities Voice of the Faithful, a group of mainstream Catholics of this archdiocese, has focused our efforts for over ten years on healing for abuse survivors and support of priests of integrity. Concerning the recent matters of Fr. Curtis C. Wehmeyer and Fr Jon Shelley, we call for an independent legal investigation and full report of the handling of the personnel files and assignments of these priests and others alleged to be removed from ministry but still remaining on archdiocesan payroll. It appears that over several years spanning the administrations of two local Archbishops and Vicar Generals, the activities of at least these two named priests were concealed while both continued to be assigned to archdiocesan parishes. At the least, the diocese should be working with parish leaders where these priests served to uncover if other children were harmed and to facilitate healing for these children and their families as well as the parishioners concerned. Twin Cities Voice of the Faithful once again applauds former chancellor, Jennifer Haselberger, for making public her knowledge of these cover-ups by Archdiocesan officials. Voice of the Faithful also urges any other victims of Wehmeyer, Shelley, or any other priest or parish worker to come forward for their own healing and for the cleansing of the church's ranks of other abusers.