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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.
Prevent Child Abuse America - Prevent Child Abuse America works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide.
A Canonical Perspective on the Sexual Abuse Crisis - Speech by Sister Euart, a canon law consultant and former associate general secretary of
what is now the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, at a 2007 panel discussion
on issues behind the sexual abuse crisis.
Letter to Dioceses regarding the intersection of human trafficking and child abuse and neglect from Migration and Refugee Services (MRS)
Take 25 For Communities - Offers a basic description of the Take 25 campaign, its resources, suggested events as well as directions to the website to register an event.
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