"I have seen how difficult it can be to change the culture of the Church so that we deal with the sexual abuse crisis correctly... change the culture so that we understand that victims are in fact the people we should be most caring for in the crisis and that the Church can grow toward health and being part of the solution for this great problem that plagues all of our society."
-Bishop Andrew Cozzens
Diocese of Crookston Press Conference
October 18, 2021
UPDATE: AS OF JUNE 23, 2021, FR. KUJAWA WAS ALLOWED TO RETURN TO MINISTRY (but not in the Diocese of Crookston).
Fr. Bryan Kujawa was placed on administrative leave and sent to St. John Vianney Treatment Center, Downingtown, PA, from Jan. 14 - Feb. 4, 2020. He returned to the Diocese of Crookston and remained on administrative leave, meeting with his support system and a therapist.
On Sep. 19, 2020, Fr. Kujawa announced the Crookston Review Board recommended he return to St. John Vianney Treatment Center and Archbishop Bernard Hebda concurred. He was released Feb. 9, 2021, but remained on administrative leave.
On June 23, the Archdiocese of St. Paul released a statement stating Fr. Kujawa was approved to return to ministry and that he would be temporarily assigned to a parish in the Archdiocese of St. Paul.
“Napoleon Bonaparte once taunted a Catholic cardinal by threatening: “Your Eminence, are you not aware that I have the power to destroy the Catholic Church?” To which the cardinal quipped: “Your Majesty, we Catholic clergy have done our best to destroy the Church for the last eighteen hundred years. We have not succeeded, and neither will you.”
-Dr. Taylor Marshall, Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within