Statement on Fr. Jackson

The North American Province of the Fraternity of St. Peter is aware that on June 8, 2023, Fr. James Jackson entered a guilty plea in exchange for a reduced sentence.  The Fraternity of St. Peter pledges to cooperate with civil and ecclesiastical authorities in this case.  Fr. Jackson has not had faculties to function publicly as a priest since his arrest in October 2021.  Until Fr. Jackson was arrested, the Fraternity of St. Peter was not aware of anything in his words or behavior that could give rise to suspicion concerning such actions. Crimes of this type are execrable, and Catholics should pray for the victims of pornography and work to put an end to its industry.