The Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), U.S. District, is grieved to confirm that one of its (now) former priestly members, Fr. Matthew Stafki, has been accused in a criminal court of grave crimes against chastity regarding a minor.
The SSPX alerted both civil and canonical authorities immediately after it was made aware of the allegations and has fully collaborated with all relevant authorities. Fr. Stafki was out of active ministry on sabbatical when the SSPX learned of the allegations.
As soon as the accusations were deemed credible, he was completely restricted from any ministry. He is no longer a member of the Society. The SSPX will not comment further while the canonical and civil processes take their course.
The SSPX asks for prayers for all involved and is committed to helping victims and seeking justice for anyone who has been accused. For anyone affected by sexual misconduct, we encourage you to contact the appropriate civil authorities and, if connected to the SSPX, its Abuse and Prevention and Response program at [email protected].