Yesterday I received a pdf copy of the “Sexual and Discriminatory Harassment Policy and Complaint Process” at Holy Cross from William J. Conley, the head of Administrative Services. I had written to him because the college general counsel had said victims of abusive Jesuits must contact him, the college lawyer. Conley replied there are also policies available to victims.
I read the policies and saw many problems that I contacted Conley about in reply. One problem in particular caught my attention. Retaliation is prohibited. To say again, retaliation is prohibited. And again: retaliation is prohibited. Did anyone tell Fr. Boroughs? I did. Yet he always ignored me.
I have experienced many retaliatory acts in the past year from the administration of Fr. Boroughs. I highlighted this in my reply to Mr. Conley and I asked him to share this with Fr. Boroughs for a response from Fr. Boroughs. The Vigil will continue until this and other problems are addressed with justice. Since Fr. Boroughs lets the retaliation go on, and just as recently as a month ago allowed lies about confidentiality, this will be a long road. I am ready for it. It could end this week if there is any integrity left.