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Statements and TV interviews of Archbishop Blair, Cardinal DiNardo and Pope Francis regarding recent sexual abuse scandals.

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Please see Letter and Decree from Archbishop Blair addressing Eucharistic Adoration and Recitation of the St. Michael Prayer

September 11, 2018

Archbishop Blair’s Letter and Decree


Please see Statement from Archbishop Blair on Letter from former Apostolic Nuncio, Carlo M. Viganò

August 28, 2018

Archbishop Blair’s Statement


Please see Archbishop Blair’s letter and Kathleen D. Nowosadko’s letter to all the faithful.

August 22, 2018

Letter of Archbishop Leonard P. Blair

Letter of Kathleen D. Nowosadko, Director of Safe Environment and Victim Assistance Coordinator


Please see Archbishop Blair’s address to clergy of the Archdiocese

August 20, 2018

Archbishop Blair’s Address to Bishops, Priests and Seminarians of the Archdiocese of Hartford   YouTube Link


Please see Archbishop Blair’s statement regarding recent sexual abuse scandals. This letter will be inserted in parish bulletins.

August 14, 2018

Letter of Archbishop Blair in English

Letter of Archbishop Blair in Spanish

Letter of Archbishop Blair in Polish


Archbishop Leonard P. Blair’s TV interviews:

Fox 61. Hartford Archdiocese speaks out after Pope claims: ‘We abandoned the little ones’

WFSB. Archbishop of Hartford speaks out after Pennsylvania abuse allegations


Please see Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo’s statement:

Statement of Cardinal DiNardo, President of USCCB


Please see Pope Francis’ letter:

Pope Francis’ Letter to the People of God


Please see Fr. Matthew Gworek’s reflection on the sex scandal

Holding on to Hope: A Reflection on Clerical Abuse in the Church



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