Archbishop Sartain’s message from Day 1 of the USCCB Fall General Assembly

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The bishops of the United States are meeting this week in Baltimore for the annual fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archbishop J. Peter Sartain shared the following message this evening at the close of the first day. Follow Northwest Catholic this week for regular updates from the conference.


Dear Friends in Christ,
I write to you today from Baltimore, where the bishops of the United States have gathered for our annual Fall General Assembly.

This first day of the assembly was designated as a Day of Prayer. I have been praying especially for healing for all those who have experienced sexual abuse by a member of the clergy or anyone acting in the name of the Church; for us bishops, that we may have the strength to do what is necessary to rebuild trust in the Church; and for all of you, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Seattle. Please pray for us as well.

Sincerely in Christ,
J. Peter Sartain
Archbishop of Seattle