Bishop Zielinski released a statement concerning the clergy sexual abuse crisis in August, 2018. In the statement, he wrote, “in light of recent events…we must respond to God’s call to holiness, which is the only response that will enable us to become ambassadors of healing and hope.” At no point in Bishop Zielinski’s statement did he call for an investigation into the actions of members of the Church hierarchy or express the need to hold them accountable.