Update: Regarding Media Mention of Father William Brock

Updated on April 20, 2020

 

April 20, 2020

 

To all Regnum Christi members

Atlanta, GA

 

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

 

I am writing to you to follow up on my previous letter from February 14, 2020, regarding the article that was published in the media on January 13, 2020 which mentions Father William Brock, LC, of having been guilty of grave negligence.

A formal accusation was never submitted to the Legionaries of Christ. Nonetheless, Father William Brock voluntarily stepped back from his role as chaplain while the Legionaries of Christ looked for information that could substantiate the claim. The Legionaries of Christ reached out to the journalist who published the article but the journalist was unwilling to release the name of the anonymous seminarian.  The Legionaries of Christ left information with the journalist should the anonymous seminarian wish to make a formal accusation. No formal accusation has been made. The Legion´s Safe Environment Offices in Rome, Mexico, and Spain all confirm that there are no recorded accusations of grave negligence against Father William Brock as mentioned in the media. Additionally, the Legionaries of Christ met with the Vatican’s Nuncio to Mexico which has produced no further information in this regard.

Therefore, we have found no information to substantiate the claim of grave negligence on the part of Father William Brock.

 

Yours in Christ,

 

 

 

Father Shawn Aaron, LC

North American Territorial Director

 

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Originally published on February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

 

Dear Regnum Christi Members,

I am writing to you about an article that was published in the media on January 13, 2020 which mentions Father William Brock, LC.

To be clear, Father William Brock, LC, is not accused of sexual abuse. At this time, we have not received any formal allegations of negligence either. The Legion is trying to connect with the anonymous person mentioned in the article. We are communicating with you now to add clarity to the conversation.

Father Brock continues ministering in the diocese of Atlanta, his faculties remain intact. However, to provide the school, where Father Brock is high-school chaplain, peace of mind he has offered to step back and take a leave of absence until there is clarity around the matter. The Legionaries of Christ notified the school of the article and has kept them up to date on the matter. The latest letter that we sent to the school is here and includes the steps that the Legionaries of Christ are taking to try to identify the anonymous former seminarian mentioned in the article.

As soon as the claims can either be substantiated or cleared up we will update you.

 

 

Yours in Christ,

 

 

 

Father Shawn Aaron, LC

North American Territorial Vicar