Statement by the Diocese of Lansing regarding the Reverend Shaun Lowery
The Most Reverend Earl Boyea, Bishop of Lansing, has placed the Reverend Shaun Lowery, Pastor of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, on ministerial leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Michigan Office of the Attorney General. Rooted in a commitment to the highest standards of conduct on the part of all clergy, staff and volunteers, the Diocese of Lansing is fully cooperating with the Attorney General’s investigation. The existence of such an investigation carries no presumption of guilt. In order not to prejudice this ongoing investigation, no more information can be shared publicly until the matter has been concluded following said investigation.
The Diocese of Lansing expects that all diocesan employees, clergy, and volunteers will exemplify the moral teachings of Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church in their personal and professional life. See Diocesan Code of Conduct. Anyone wishing to report misconduct may do so here.
If anyone has reason to suspect physical, sexual or emotional abuse of any person of any age, please contact Protective Services or the police, as appropriate. If abuse by anyone connected to the Church is suspected, please also contact our Victim Assistance Coordinator at (888) 308-6252 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone reporting clergy abuse can do so directly to the Michigan Attorney General here or by calling the investigation hotline at 844-324-3374.