DENVER — On Feb. 25, the Capuchin Province of Mid-America (St. Conrad) in Denver, initiated an investigation of Father Michael Scully, OFM Cap., who is a member of the province, after receiving an allegation of sexual abuse that originated from his ministry outside of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.
The Capuchin province reports that, after investigation by an independent investigator and review by the Capuchin province’s Independent Review Board, Father Scully has been cleared of any wrongdoing.
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann has accepted the recommendations and findings of the Capuchin province in this matter, and has approved the return of Father Scully to ministry in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Effective immediately, Father Scully will return to his assignment at Haskell Indian Nations University Catholic Campus Center, Lawrence.
The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas takes all allegations of misconduct by church personnel very seriously and works to respond to survivors’ needs with urgency, respect and compassion. We encourage anyone with knowledge about any misconduct by any church volunteer, employee, religious or clergy member to contact civil authorities first, and then make a report to our confidential report line at (913) -647-3051 or online at www.archkck.org/reportabuse.