Tag: Child protection

Sexual abuse victims want to be heard by Church hierarchy, Jesuit says

Sexual abuse victims want to be heard by Church hierarchy, Jesuit says

| Catherine Sheehan | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The president of the Pontifical Gregorian University’s Center for Child Protection said most of the victims of clergy sexual abuse whom he has met primarily want the Church hierarchy to listen to them and understand the depth of their suffering.

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Bishops approve charter changes to widen protection of young people

Bishops approve charter changes to widen protection of young people

| Dennis Sadowski | June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Changes in language to clarify several sections of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” were approved during the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Catholic Charities explains shift from refugees to children

Catholic Charities explains shift from refugees to children

| June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis has resettled refugees since the 1970s, its program became massively unpredictable in the past two years, prompting leaders to announce May 2 their decision to shift the nonprofit’s focus from refugee resettlement to helping children in the Hennepin County child protection system.

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Church praised for proactive response on abuse but warned of complacency

Church praised for proactive response on abuse but warned of complacency

| Peter Finney Jr. | June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite groundbreaking steps the U.S. Catholic Church has taken to prevent the sexual abuse of minors in the past 16 years, a potential “complacency” in following safety protocols could pose a challenge to those hard-won advances.

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Pope meets his advisory commission on child protection

Pope meets his advisory commission on child protection

| Carol Glatz | April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

In its efforts to help advise the pope, the Roman Curia, bishops’ conferences and local churches on protecting minors from abuse, a Vatican commission listened to abuse survivors from Great Britain and discussed the results of Australia’s public inquiry into its country’s institutional responses to abuse.

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Pope renews membership of child protection commission

Pope renews membership of child protection commission

| Cindy Wooden | February 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis has named nine new members to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, including abuse survivors or the parents of survivors, the Vatican said.

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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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