Statement regarding Fr. Darvin Salazar

In late July, Bishop Johnston placed Fr. Darvin Salazar on leave from all duties in the diocese. This followed an allegation against Fr. Salazar of non-consensual sexual abuse of an adult. The diocese is actively cooperating in a police investigation of that incident.

Since then, other adults have approached the diocese with additional reports. As a result, the diocese continues to investigate and encourages anyone with additional information to come forward.

Report suspicions of abuse:
1. Call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline at 1.800.392.3738 (if the victim is currently under the age of 18), and
2. Contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911, and
3. After reporting to these civil and law enforcement authorities, report suspected sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult to the Diocesan Ombudsman, Jenifer Valenti, at 816.812.2500 or JeniferValenti@att.net, if the abuse involves a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

The Diocese has a sincere commitment to providing care and healing resources to victims of sexual abuse and their families. Please contact the Victim Advocate, Kathleen Chastain, at 816.392.0011 or chastain@diocesekcsj.org for more information.

Declaración sobre el Padre Darvin Salazar

A fines de julio, el Obispo Johnston colocó al Padre Darvin Salazar en licencia de todos sus deberes en la diócesis. Esto fue seguido por una acusación contra el Padre Salazar de abuso sexual no consensual de un adulto. La diócesis está cooperando activamente en una investigación policial de ese incidente.

Desde entonces, otros adultos se han acercado a la diócesis con reportes adicionales. Como resultado, la diócesis continúa investigando y anima a cualquier persona con información adicional a presentarse.

Reporte sospechas de abuso:
1. Llame a la línea directa de Abuso Infantil de Missouri al 1.800.392.3738 (si la víctima actualmente es menor de 18 años), y
2. Póngase en contacto con su agencia de ley local o llame al 911, y
3. Después de informar a estas autoridades civiles y policiales, denunciar la sospecha de abuso sexual de un menor o un adulto vulnerable ante la Defensora del Pueblo Diocesano, Jenifer Valenti, al 816.812.2500 o JeniferValenti@att.net, si el abuso involucra a un sacerdote, diácono, empleado o voluntario de la Diócesis de Kansas City-St. Joseph.

La Diócesis tiene un compromiso sincero de proveer cuidados y recursos de sanación a las víctimas de abuso sexual y sus familias. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la Defensora de Víctimas, Kathleen Chastain, al 816.392.0011 o chastain@diocesekcsj.org.

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  • Right Again

    Called this one years ago, there are more, a whole lot more, right Richard?

    The truth forces itself into the open by its very nature.

    Someone has cursed this diocese for decades by his lying and by his decision making.

  • J. Toole

    COULD THE DIOCESE OF K C BE GAY-INFESTED? ARE MEN OF THE CLOTH USING THEIR POWER TO SOLICIT AND ENGAGE IN PREDATORY HOMOSEXUAL AGGRESSION UPON ADULT MALES? ARE THEY INVOLVED WITH THE LARGE AND WELL ESTABLISHED GAY CLERGY NETWORK, BRINGING LATIN AMERICAN HOMOSEXUALS TO AMERICA? READ THESE FACTS ABOUT THE SALAZAR CASE!
    Fr Salazar was rejected by his superiors in Guatemala after years in a minor seminary and told to spend a year in prayer and discernment. What did they know that convinced them that he wasn’t fit for ordination?
    According to a glowing article in The Key celebrating Salazar’s struggles culminating in ordination and deployment in the Kansas City diocese, he met a priest in his country, whose name he couldn’t recall, Salazar states: “I do not remember his name, but right away, he put me in contact with Father Richard Rocha (diocesan vocations director) and Gustavo Valdez (now diocesan director of Hispanic Ministry) who helped me get through the process,” “He was the angel and the sign I asked God for in those days of despair,” he said. “We were eating breakfast and suddenly we started talking about the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and the need for Spanish-speaking seminarians.
    “He looked at me and without knowing who I was, said, ‘Do you want to come?’”
    “My answer was, ‘I could not survive in your country. I do not speak the language,’” Father Salazar said.
    “He said, ‘Come on. Don’t you trust in God?’”
    ISN’T IT TIME FOR FAITHFUL CATHOLICS TO WAKE UP AND DEMAND TO KNOW THE TRUTH!!
    1. FR Salazar couldn’t get ordained in his country
    2. He just happens to meet someone in his home country that changes the course of his life whose name he doesn’t remember.
    3. He can’t speak a word of English.
    4. Referring to his good fortune at the hands of his Kansas City clerical handlers for giving him the express, no-questions-asked approval and full acceptance, he says: while having breakfast “he looked at me NOT KNOWING WHO I WAS”.
    5. Salazar even questioned his own ability to “Survive” in this country during the breakfast encounter, yet he was pushed. I’d say emotionally manipulated when admonished “come on, Don’t you trust in God”.
    5.Then, apparently according to what now is being revealed as the Gay lobby’s formula, he’s shipped off to the notorious Connecticut Seminary which made headlines just this week.
    NEWS FLASH!! {In an official statement released Tuesday, Holy Apostles president and rector Fr. Douglas Mosey, C.S.B. braced supporters for potential fallout from the apostolate’s Aug. 21 exposé showing that for years, former Hartford Abp. Henry Mansell and other U.S. prelates secretly imported gay seminarians from Latin America into the United States}.

    The Bishop needs to provide full disclosure and an explanation as to why he sanctioned Salazar in the first place, let alone receiving Salazar’s “First Blessing”, as shown in the Key article. The faithful should demand answers on what connection has existed between the K C diocese and Latin America in importing homosexual seminarians. Based on the Key article and Salazar’s own statements, it appears more like a case of human trafficking! He was pushed into the priesthood and he may well be as much a victim as his those accusing him.

  • Joseph Toole

    This diocese recruits gay priests from Central/sout America who cant speak a word of English

  • Frank

    I am assuming that this guy has skeedaddled back to where he came from.
    Poof! He just disappears and no one mentions him again.
    Another homosexual coverup by a diocese that is rife with homosexual clergy.

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December 14, 2018
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