12 Oct Cn. Beasley’s Retirement and Leave
Dear Upper Midwest Diocese,
I would like to update you on the status of Canon William Beasley. As you may be aware, he officially retired as Missioner General of the Greenhouse Movement on October 4, 2021.
In addition, the Province and Diocese would like to provide some clarification on Canon Beasley’s leave of absence within the Upper Midwest:
Archbishop Foley, in consultation with the Bishop’s Council of The Diocese of the Upper Midwest on October 4, 2021, and the Provincial Response Team, has requested a leave of absence from priestly ministry (teaching, preaching, celebrating the sacraments, etc.) of Canon William Beasley, the recently retired Missioner General of Greenhouse. Canon Beasley’s leave will remain through the expanded investigation overseen by the Province. His leave of absence is neither a suspension nor an inhibition but an opportunity to provide distance during the expanded investigation stemming from allegations of abuse in the Diocese of the Upper Midwest.
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Fr. Alex Cameron
The Bishop’s Council
Diocese of the Upper Midwest