STATEMENT OF FRANCIS CARDINAL GEORGE, O.M.I.
RE: Fr. John Calicott and Holy Angels Parish and School
January 23, 2004 - Fr. John Calicott’s recent activities at Holy Angels Parish
and School are in violation of the Archdiocesan monitoring protocol
which supports the Charter for the Protection of Young People adopted
by the U.S. Bishops Conference. I have issued a canonical decree,
effective immediately, to clarify the requirements of the protocol.
Fr. Calicott cannot teach in or visit any school and must absent
himself from Holy Angels Parish until his case is fully adjudicated.
Fr. Robert Miller, who will remain temporarily as administrator
of Holy Angels Parish, must support and implement in Holy Angels
Parish the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People,
as passed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and
recognized by the Holy See.
I am grateful to the parishioners of Holy Angels Parish for their
understanding and patience as Fr. Calicott’s status is finally
determined. This is a painful moment for all concerned.