If you or someone you know has an allegation of sexual abuse by a member of the clergy, we are here to help and listen. Please contact us:
Mary Glowaski, Victim's Assistance Coordinator
Monsignor Robert Schulte, Vicar General
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, PO Box 390
Fort Wayne, IN 46801
We pledge to listen, support, investigate and follow our policies and procedures outlined by the bishop.
The Crosier Fathers and Brothers served in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for many years. The Crosier House of Studies was located on the north side of Fort Wayne close to St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Another Crosier institution, Our Lady of the Lake Seminary/Wawasee Prep, was located in Syracuse, Indiana. Because of their past presence in this diocese, the Crosiers requested that this notice be posted on the diocesan website until Dec. 15, 2017.
The Crosier Fathers and Brothers Province, Inc., Crosier Fathers of Onamia, and the Crosier Community of Phoenix, which are commonly referred to as the Crosiers, have filed for reorganization in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota. If you were abused or suffered injury by clergy or other persons working for the Crosiers or a Crosier working in a Catholic diocese, parish, school or mission and you contend the Crosiers are responsible, you must act now to file your claim.
The last day to file claims is Dec. 15, 2017.
The United States Bankruptcy Court has ordered that all persons claiming injury against the Crosiers for acts of sexual abuse must file a claim on or before Dec. 15, 2017.
You must complete a proof of injury claim if you contend that the Crosiers are responsible for any injury or other damages caused to you because you claim that you were sexually abused, whether (1) by a priest, a brother, a worker, a volunteer, an employee or other person or entity associated with the Crosiers; or (2) through acts of a Crosier working in a Catholic diocese, parish, school or mission for which you claim the Crosiers are responsible.
For additional information or to obtain a proof of claim form please call 612-335-1407. You can also download the form by visiting www.crosiers.org and clicking on the link to the bankruptcy forms and instructions.
Indiana State Requirements
Under Indiana law any individual who has a reason to believe a child is a victim of abuse or neglect has the duty to make a report; therefore, each citizen of Indiana is considered a mandated reporter. Everyone has an important role and responsibility to prevent child abuse and neglect. Children need everyone to stand up for their safety when they may be in harm's way or when families in crisis or turmoil need support from those close to them. By contacting the Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline if you suspect a child is a victim of abuse or neglect, you can play your part in protecting a child and/or making it possible for a family in crisis to get the help and support they need.
Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline