Statement of Concern and Vision for the Church and the Academy

Sacred Heart University: Statement of Concern and Vision for the Church and the Academy

  • We as an independent lay-led Catholic University, entrusted with the education and care of young adults, stand in solidarity with all victims of abuse.
  • We stand in solidarity with Pope Francis and his letter to all God’s people condemning the atrocities of the abuse of children by priests and cover-ups by the bishops. As he stated, “efforts to beg pardon would never be sufficient.” 
  • We join the grassroots cry for a major paradigm shift in the exercise of power by our leaders. We call upon them to let go of power, following the example of Jesus, by being servants and, in the words of Pope Francis, to have the “smell of the sheep.” Some have suggested that U.S. bishops should consider submitting their resignations to Pope Francis as was done in Chile.
  • Central to our role as a University founded in 1963, as a result of the Second Vatican Council’s vision for lay leadership in the Church and its vision for engagement with the world and all religious traditions, we call on the Church to follow that vision by empowering the laity for greater leadership as a way of bringing about healing and structural change.

Signatures in support of the above statement, September 4, 2018


Deb Noack
Trevor O'Brien
Kimberly Mulvihill
Alexa Binkowitz
Clotilde Dudley Smith
Kyle Steinway
Sally Schettino
Deborah Chute
Leslie Roggen
Devon McCormick
Michelle Loris
Kerry Milner
John Petillo
Jonathan Wilhelm
Rachel Vogt
Matthew Wyskiel
Angela Maschka
James Bartley
Margaret Raymond
Kirk Bartholomew
Brian Carolan
Rupendra Paliwal
Stephen Clarke
Christina Gunther
Amanda Woodbury
Kathryn Burger
Michael Alfano
Randal Brochu
Kwamie Dunbar
Alexza Santiago
Patricia Walker
Hank Foss
Mandi Nowitz
Joseph Cuccio
Eileen Yost
Cori Nevers
Nicole Loken
Gerald Reid
Daniel Rober
Sue Idczak
Nathan Lewis
Anthony Latina
Brent Little
Joan Kelly
Jordan Frederick
Elizabeth Henderson
William Hass
Arthur Natale
Bridget Lyons
Christopher York
Deanna Doherty
James Doherty
Maureen Lewis
Chris Conte
Kathleen Driscoll
Ardiana Sula
Mark Jareb
Daria Fitzgerald
Julia Breitenbach
Jennifer Reek
Shakora Beckford
Patricia Carl-Stannard
Jennifer McLaughlin
Brian McLaughlin
Anthony Papa
Caila Galligan
Nicole Maseroni
Marie Hulme
Shirley Canaan
Jim Carl
Brad Hurlbut
Brea Genova
Diana Veneri
Kristen Savell
Funda Alp
Erin Kennedy
Michael Iannazzi
Deanna Aliperti
Jomaris Echevarria
Jonas Zdanys
Gennaro Aliperti
Patrick Morris
Maureen Fox
Brittany Welkes
Lana Zakhour
Robin Cautin
Emma Commisso
Cara Kilgallen
Floreese Martinez
Grace Turso
Crystal Hayes
Lauren Porres
Kim Galiette
Richard Galiette
Bryana Cielo
Peter Ronai
Stephanie Johnson
Keith Johnston
Mike Trimble
Anthony Ciorra
Jim Barquinero
Michael McCormick
Susan Goncalves
Rosemary Lovallo
Stacey Drosos
Maura Rhodes
Lauren Kruse
Emily Bryan
Bill Haug
Delaney Kimball
Sarah Lawson
Sina Binkowitz
Chris Binkowitz
Grace Fleishman
Jamie Pinilla-O'Dea
Tracy Deer-Mirek
Dayna Pendino
Sarah McCarthy
Courtney Cardona
Lizzie Klein
John Falcone
Makenzie Moore
Scott Miller
Cody O’Brien
Hema Gopalakrishnan
Bridget Nolan
Jennifer Goldwag
Ashley Penczynzyn
Sarah Cimafranca
Sharon M. McCloskey
Steven Michels
Carmen Vacchiano
Emily Tobin
Michael Kinney
Mary Miller
Amy Vegliante
Jean Cunningham
Jaimie Prete
John Chalykoff
June-Ann Greeley
Nancy Dennert
Erika Murphy
Nina Yolen
Heidi Foster-Cho
Victor Lopez
Jody Weldon
Fumiko Carraro
Robert Hardy
Barbara Gerwien
Amanda Wagner
Paul Rogalin
Keith Zdrojowy
Jim Schilling
Marc Izzo
Janet Cascio
Mary Ann Venezia
Nancy Boudreau
Arlete Carmona
Kristen Eschwie
Nick Frias
Jacqueline Shea
MaryEllen Peloso
Mary Murphy
Mary Lou Neamonitis
Noelle Frederick
Joseph Nagy
Noel Cleary
Bonnie Sokol
Cody Pfeiffer
James McCabe
Michael Moylan
Tammy Petrucelli
Cathy Hatrick
Taylor Smyth
Patricia DaSilva
Aynsley Stock
Julie Stewart
Bill Yousman
Tracey Mauro
Alicja Stannard
Sasha Aaronson
Joan Sauvigne-Kirsch
Susan Esposito
Anthony Gentile
Shery Watson
Taryn Rogers
Michelle Lusardi
Louis Cretella
Kathy Dhanda
Kirsten Nestro
Tolga Kaya
Christopher Carroll
Minauti Kulkarni
Beth Skudzienski
Bill Mitchell
Addlie Dennis
Sara Helfrich
Patty Yacik
Elizabeth Cross
Victoria Boughton
Mel Horton
Renata Cioffi
Jo-Marie Kasinak
Pam Pillo
Saburo Usami
Barbara Cordasco-Gambelli
Edward R. Stewart
Carmelo Cicero-Santalena
Bill Sweeney
Jody Bortone
Robert Gilmore
Dan Kelley
Elizabeth Luckie
Kayla Gargano
Cynthia Silvia
Nancy Donne
Kim Swartz
Alyssa Gadaleta
Tammy Testut
Julia Nofri
Mark Appelberg
Stephanie Trelli
Pam Barnum
Rebecca Odens
Stefanie Poulos
Arianna Petillo
Larry Carroll
Catherine Doenges
Lauren Gemignani
Ken Thompson Jr
Mary Eanniello
Tammy Lampley
James Morley
Stephen Kennedy
Mary Luongo
Peter Ward
Bill Reidy
Martha Kuszek
Cristina Maida
James Castonguay
Mary Lou Siefert
Evan Qatani
Heather Ferrillo
Lucjan Orlowski
Michelle Cole
Kristin Murphy
Nicholas Patino
Alfred Frungillo
Rebecca Oliveira
Laurie Smith
Jason Prevelige
Michael Higgins
Jennifer Wilson
Christine Leech
Nick Restaino
Michael Ventimiglia
Amanda Harmon
Melissa Ruel
Rhea Paul
Constance Glenn
Dzenita Hasanovic
Mark Frizzell
Laura Backus
Lucy DaSilva
John Roney
Isaura Fernandez-Rojas
Elliott Bertrand
Todd Barnes
Francis Rossi
Suzanne Deschenes
Shannon Farrell
Maureen Flood
Rachel Bowman
Robin Danzak
David Thomson
James Stavris
Chip Rossi
Jason Millwood
Josh Shuart
Charlotte Gradie
Yvette Blanchard
Linda Strong
Stephen Lilley
Elizabeth Saska
Rachel Cain
Jason Ostrander
Jennifer Kusaila
Jason Molitierno
Marla Severance
Sandra Young
Susan Hall
Valerie Christian
Michael Giarratano
Richard Pate
David Title
Steve Burrows
Joe McGuigan
Sofia Pendley
Catherine Duda
Dan Murphy
Shannon Lane
Jennifer Phaiah
Patrick Carolan
Leonard Miller
C. Donald Cook
Linh Nguyen
Elizabeth Knapik
Vincent Stifano
Heather Chovitz
Joseph Alicastro
Amber Harrison
Claire Marrone
Glenis Levine
Francesca De Riso
Christel Manning
Zach Pelletier
Barbara Pierce
Marc Anthony Colon
Larry Wielk
Mariah Concannon
Janelle Bryan
Suzanne Marmo
Chris Petrosino
Ellen Martino
Stephen Scarpati
Julie Savino
Brian Stiltner
Annie Wendel
Kerry Morgan
Kyrstin Ciao
Katie McArthur
Paige Campbell
Nancy Engel
Erica Stolarz
Sheila Lillis
Michael Ward
Maureen Ruby
Victoria Osborne-Leute
Kristin Rainville
Grace Sullivan
Sean Kaschak
John Rose
Todd Sullivan
Michele Suhie
Madison Ashworth
Mickayla McDonough
Alexandra Loria
Cory O'Connell
Nicoleta Mantescu
Mary Treschitta
Jill Manit
Sally Hong
Donna M Bowers
Melissa Chaplik
Marcie Middleton
Christopher Quigley
Peter Sinclair
Karen Bauce
Mahfuja Malik
Mary-Ellen Johnson
Rebecca Witten Grizzle
Anise Fareed
Nicholas Pertsrw
Emma Cannetti
Liz-Ann St. Onge
Teri McNamara
Elizabeth Johnson-Tyson
Maureen Conard
Buse Okten
Nicholas Kapoor
Cassidy Walsh
Maria Citarella
Lorin Sullivan
Daniel Levey
Vinny Cataudella
Monica Devine
Gavin Thurlow
Shannon McKenna
Colleen Mulrooney
Heather Kuhaneck
Terry Hine
Mary-Elizabeth Sabo
Matthew Moran
Gregory Madrid
Arianna Bruno
Paul Ullucci
Sue DeNisco
Madison Tuke
Sandra Roy
Mr. Diamantis
Bryn Weidel
Ann-Marie Evans
Jesse Bailey
Patricia Squires
Lauren Marullo
Sally Ferri
Rebeca Giorgio
Victoria Schoenwald
Stephanie Kennedy
Zoe Wollert
Ryan Cartelli
Dorothea Esposito
Rosemarie Baker
Erin Hanna
John Gerlach
Suzanne Francis
Christopher Carillo
Matthew Cimino
Isabella Costigliola
David Luesink
Jack Ferreira
Michael Gorman
Gustave N Sebabi
Adilene Garcia
Deanna Fiorentino
Wendy Estavien
Rachael Dolan
Jill Douglass
Danielle Cardosa
Julia Antonacci
Allison Dow
Corinne Lee
Emmie Russo
Linda Cook
Maryanne Davidson
Ryan Conte
Wojciech Wloch
Darcy Ronan
Jamie Ross
Brian Hardiman
Caroline Flynn
Adam Olsen
Sarah Kosha
Alana Donabie
Alyssa Miconi
Caitlin Merritt
Elizabeth Connolly
Gabriella Martino
Maria Koch
Jacob Krasznai
David Coppola
Gabriella LoRicco
Kelly Nedwick
Shannon Mathews
Andrew Kalach
Sheila Thompson
Mary Alice Donius
Molly Kelley
Sarah Kolosky
Michelle Leece
Margaret McHale
Khawaja Mamun
Taryn McCormick
Tom Forget
Sandra Lauth
Sherry Perez
Sarah Coughlin
Shirley A Pavone
Lesley DeNardis
Jeanne Franza
Teresa Salzillo
Kathleen Sullivan
Amanda Zakerowski
Caitlin Robles
Gabrielle Reina
Morgan Bryant
Vincent Stabile
Audra Puccella
Joel Quintong
Sheila Moseley
Tyler Trzcinski
Daniel Elia
Liz Piliero
Julia Hayes
Karl Tota
Grace Falvey
Tyson Toller
Tyler Heinz
Lynda Swerling
Isabelle Francois
Joseph Farias
Priscilla Guzman
Sophia Molluso
Sofia Randazzo
Brittany Pensabeneb
Erin Rederscheid
Hannah Rojas
Bethany Ty
Angela Sells
Jennifer Hernandez
Theresa Kent
Nicola Paerg
Janelle Turley
Lynn Catizone
Melissa Villanueva
Madison Tamayo
Frank DiVisconti
Stuart Smith
Eric Nemec
Sam Dowd
Ann Marie Hesketh
Ayman Abdelmawla
Brittany McHale