Tag: Child protection

New child protection experts graduate from Rome’s Jesuit university

New child protection experts graduate from Rome’s Jesuit university

| Carol Glatz | June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ceremony, held June 14 at the Gregorian University, included a panel discussion with five post-doctoral students and a poster exhibition of all 24 students’ final theses and research. Drew Dillingham of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Child and Youth Protection Office was one of those completing the program.

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Study abroad: Bringing home additional tools for child protection

Study abroad: Bringing home additional tools for child protection

| Carol Glatz | June 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Drew Dillingham packs his bags after spending the past five months in Rome, he will head back to Washington, D.C., with a unique diploma and added insight into ways the church can continually improve on its duty to protect children from abuse.

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Archdiocese shares child protection experience with law enforcement, child advocates

Archdiocese shares child protection experience with law enforcement, child advocates

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has taken strides to protect children in its care from abuse, but there’s still more work to do, its director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment said at a conference on protecting children April 25.

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Archbishop Hebda: Goal is ‘fair compensation as soon as possible’ for victims

Archbishop Hebda: Goal is ‘fair compensation as soon as possible’ for victims

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a March 26 letter and video statement to local Catholics, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is hoping to soon resolve its Chapter 11 Reorganization and provide fair compensation for victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

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Child protection commission seeks new ways to be informed by victims

Child protection commission seeks new ways to be informed by victims

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the resignation of a prominent member and abuse survivor, a pontifical commission charged with addressing issues related to clergy sex abuse vowed to continue to seek input from victims and survivors.

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Cardinal: Alleged Vatican resistance to child protection a ‘cliche’

Cardinal: Alleged Vatican resistance to child protection a ‘cliche’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Vatican’s doctrinal chief dismissed accusations that some Vatican officials are resisting recommendations on best practices for protecting children and vulnerable adults from clergy sex abuse.

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Pope to bishops: Defend children from abuse, protect their dignity, joy

Pope to bishops: Defend children from abuse, protect their dignity, joy

| Carol Glatz | January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Stand up and protect children from exploitation, slaughter and abuse, which includes committing to a policy of “zero tolerance” of sexual abuse by clergy, Pope Francis told the world’s bishops.

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Archbishop Hebda: ‘We failed’ in case of abusive priest

Archbishop Hebda: ‘We failed’ in case of abusive priest

| Jessica Trygstad and Maria Wiering | July 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

Criminal charges dropped; Archdiocese continues collaboration with county attorney’s office, bolstering December agreement

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Archdiocese amends settlement agreement; Wetterling named to review board

Archdiocese amends settlement agreement; Wetterling named to review board

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is adding child advocate Patty Wetterling to its Ministerial Review Board and extending the length of its civil settlement agreement with the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office as part of an amendment submitted July 20 to District Judge Teresa Warner.At a press conference following the hearing at which the archdiocese presented its first six-month progress report on the agreement, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said it’s “committed to a course of action that will keep kids as safe as possible.”

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Criminal charges against archdiocese dropped

Criminal charges against archdiocese dropped

| July 20, 2016 | 3 Comments

The Ramsey County Attorney dismissed criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis July 20, citing the two parties’ collaboration in child protection efforts.

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Graduates of Church initiative armed with skills to fight abuse

Graduates of Church initiative armed with skills to fight abuse

| Carol Glatz | June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church has launched a new kind of “special forces” in the fight against child abuse.

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Dozens of parishes prepare for lawsuits

Dozens of parishes prepare for lawsuits

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

A number of parishes implicated in child sex abuse claims should prepare for lawsuits related to those allegations to be filed before mid-May, according to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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