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among all people, especially those most affected by abuse is part of an
on-going diocesan/eparchial outreach activities and efforts. Masses, retreats,
prayer groups, healing gardens, evenings with the Bishop are a few examples of
outreach efforts. Find more information on these and other ideas.
Faced with the crisis of child sexual abuse by clerics that dramatically came to light in 2002, the church set up an aggressive safe environment program that is the envy of other organizations that work with children. From the 2013 audit, we can say the Catholic Church in the United States has:
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" Prayer for Healing Victims of Abuse
"So There is No Doubt"
Rosary Guide for Healing and Protection
"Prayer for Survivors"
Child Abuse Prevention Month Resources
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