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Child and Youth Protection

 

Recent Statements from the U.S. Bishops' Conference

President of U.S. Bishops' Conference Welcomes Steps Holy See is Taking to Ensure Faithful are Protected from the Evil of Sexual Abuse
October 7th, 2018

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Administrative Committee Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals; Committee Releases Actions to be Taken Within Its Authority
September 19, 2018

President of U.S. Bishops' Conference Renews Commitment for Greater Effectiveness and Transparency in Disciplining Bishops
August 28, 2018

For past statements, please visit News Releases.

2017 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

The 2017 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, produced by the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection (SCYP) in 2018, describes the progress of Catholic dioceses/eparchies in implementing victim assistance and child protection policies and programs in the United States, particularly those found within the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The report is based on an annual audit process, carried out between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, by StoneBridge Business Partners.


Monthly Rosary for Healing and Protection

Together, 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.
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Each month, supported with your prayers, the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection offers a rosary for the healing of those who have been sexually abused, and for the protection of minors and the vulnerable.  

For resources to pray the Rosary, visit the USCCB "How to Pray the Rosary" page. You can also view the online or printable version of the Rosary to be used.

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 scyp@usccb.org.




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