Swift Disciplinary Action Taken on Campus in 2012

To:  The Holy Apostles online students, faculty, administration, alumni, friends and faithful

From:   Very Reverend Douglas L. Mosey, C.S.B., President – Rector

There may be reference in the Catholic media in days to come regarding a specific group of seminarian candidates from Columbia, some of whom were on-campus residents at Holy Apostles in 2012.  I wanted to be sure to clarify the immediate actions taken at that time to ensure the ongoing safe environment of our campus community and the integrity of our intellectual and spiritual education mission.

In late April 2012, the Administration of the Seminary became aware of alleged homosexual practice by several students on the Cromwell campus.  With the full support of the Board of Directors, a thorough internal investigation was immediately launched.  As a result of the swift and
thorough investigation, seven seminarians were immediately expelled from Holy Apostles. Six additional students were withdrawn from the program by their original sponsoring diocese. We remain grateful for the diligent participation of both clergy and laity on the investigation committee, including law enforcement representation who helped provide complete transparency.

Holy Apostles acted immediately and decisively in full compliance with its safe environment protocol to ensure the integrity of its seminary program.  We had not encountered such an incident previously nor have we since.

We remain vigilant and dedicated to the mission of Holy Apostles to prepare lay, consecrated and ordained Catholic leaders in a safe and spiritually nurturing environment.

Sincerely in Christ,
Very Reverend Douglas L. Mosey, C.S.B.

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