Crosier News - Crosier priest removed from public ministry
(Phoenix, Arizona) – A member of the U.S. Crosier Province of St. Odilia, Steven Henrich, osc, notified his national superior of a single incident of inappropriate touch of a minor. The occurrence took place in the late 1970s, nearly 40 years ago in Madison, Minnesota. The Crosiers have not been aware of any other incidents or received any reports involving Fr. Henrich.
He has served as the Order’s general econome in Rome since 2010. Upon notification of the incident, Crosier Prior Provincial Thomas Enncking, osc, immediately removed Henrich from public ministry as the contact that Henrich described was an act of sexual abuse of a minor. The Crosiers do not tolerate sexual abuse of any kind and have a strict reporting policy in place. The province is notifying appropriate officials.
In the Detroit archdiocese, Steven Henrich, 71, served as associate pastor at St. Cyprian Parish, Riverview, Michigan, from 1990-92.
Fr. Enncking conveyed deep sorrow for the victim and reiterated that the Crosier Order will do all that it can to protect anyone from sexual abuse and assist victims in their healing. Anyone aware of sexual abuse by a Crosier is asked to contact the Crosiers’ Victim Assistance Coordinator at 320-248-1563.
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