- Prayer and Worship
- Beliefs and Teachings
- Issues and Action
- Catholic Giving
- About USCCB
Regardless of when the abuse
occurred, a cleric against whom there is an established or admitted act of
child sexual abuse is permanently removed from the priesthood. There is no
statute of limitations for removing a cleric who has sexual abused a minor from
public ministry in the Catholic Church. This year 172 priests were removed for
past abuse first reported this year. Find more information in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
The following are resources dioceses/eparchies may find useful in making the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People part of what we do as Church.
To Learn More About Efforts to Protect Children, Link to Your Diocese/Eparchy
"Promise to Protect" Victim Outreach Poster
"Promise to Protect" Prayer Card
"So There is No Doubt"
Rosary Guide for Healing and Protection
"Prayer for Survivors"
By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This link is provided
solely for the user's convenience. By providing this link, the United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops assumes no responsibility for,
nor does it necessarily endorse, the website, its content, or