The Most Reverend Bishop Walker Nickless will lead Conversation Sessions with parishioners throughout the Diocese of Sioux City in the month of October to discuss thoughts, hopes, and fears regarding the renewed sexual abuse crisis in the church, and all parishioners throughout the Diocese are welcome to any one of the sessions. The dates and locations are:
Wednesday, October 3, at St. John Paul II Parish, Holy Spirit Church in Carroll -6 PM
Monday, October 29, at Holy Cross Parish, St. Michael Church in Sioux City -6 PM
Tuesday, October 30, at Holy Trinity Parish, Corpus Christi Church, in Fort Dodge- 6 PM
Each of these meetings will begin at 6 pm with a silent prayer in the church. At 6:30, Bishop Nickless will offer some remarks, including an overview of the diocesan protocol for responding to any allegations of misconduct. There will then be an extended opportunity for conversation, comments, and questions from those in attendance. Bishop Nickless hopes that those in attendance will leave understanding that the Diocese of Sioux City is doing all that it can to be spiritually and lawfully just and accountable.
Questions or concerns please contact the Office of the Bishop at 712-233-7555.