We, the FSSP, are shocked and saddened by news of Father Jackson’s arrest and the serious allegations against him.
Before starting his current assignment at the beginning of August, Father underwent a criminal background check and had a sterling record of priestly service. We had no reason to believe Father was engaging in any inappropriate behavior, let alone criminal conduct. Like all those accused of crimes, Father has a natural human right under both civil and canon law to the presumption of innocence and we will fully cooperate with the law enforcement authorities as they investigate this matter.
We are praying for all involved. Our hearts go out to all those who have been hurt by sexual misconduct of any kind.