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through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Protector of Children, our prayers can help to create awareness and
opportunities for healing for those who have been abused.
Each month, supported with your prayers, the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection will be offering a rosary for the healing of those who have been sexually abused, and for the protection of minors. The Secretariat will meet in the chapel at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to pray for all those harmed by abuse in any way.
The next rosary will be led by the Archdiocese of Atlanta on May 22nd at 2pm ET. The protection of children from abuse and the healing of victims/survivors will be included in the Archdiocese's intentions. Please visit the USCCB Facebook or Twitter pages to participate at that time.
New dates and times for future Rosaries will be posted each month. For more information, please contact the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Review Board and the Secretariat of Child
and Youth Protection of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are
pleased to announce the publication of the 2016 Annual Report on the
Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young
Each year, dioceses in the United States undergo an external audit by Stonebridge Business Partners, an independent auditing firm. The audit is designed to measure each diocese's compliance with the guidelines of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The results of the external audits are published by the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection every year.
According to the results of the 2016 annual audit, the Catholic Church in the United States has:
Administered safe environment training and background checks for clergy and adults who work or volunteer with children.
Educated children on how to identify and report abuse.
Provided outreach and support to victims/survivors of abuse.
Reported new allegations of sexual abuse of minors to law enforcement.
Removed offenders from ministry and further access to children.
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