Abuse Crisis Resources for Catechists & Leaders

September 7, 2018 Our Bishop’s response to recent news of sexual abuse by clergy in the USA

Together let’s pray for the victims and the entire Body of Christ.

Guidelines from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

Protecting Minors from Sexual Abuse:

A Call to the Catholic Faithful in Canada for Healing, Reconciliation and Transformation

Click here to read the document: National Guidelines. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB)  unanimously adopted this document Sept. 27 during the 2018 annual Plenary Assembly of the Catholic bishops of Canada.

First and foremost, the document focuses on minors and vulnerable adults, whom Canada’s bishops wish to protect from sexual violence. In addition to a clear delineation of procedures in cases of sexual abuse, it puts forward 69 recommendations inspired by nine lessons which bishops have learned through their collective experiences over the past quarter century. Chief among these is that victims must come first. The document seeks not only to provide guidance for diocesan/eparchial protocols and policies as well as those for religious communities, but to stimulate a cultural transformation in attitudes about sexual abuse. The new guidelines apply to all Catholic clergy (bishops, priests and deacons), as well as members of religious communities and also lay personnel who are working in Catholic parishes or Church organizations.

Resources on the Sexual Abuse Crisis

BISHOP BARRON’S RESOURCES ON THE SEXUAL ABUSE CRISIS

Thank you to Bishop Robert Barron and Word on Fire ministries for permitting us to share these resources related to sexual abuse in the Church:

  • Videos

Why Remain Catholic? (With So Much Scandal)

Q&A about the Sexual Abuse Crisis

The Ben Shapiro Show (starts at 36:55)

 

Here are four other resources he’s produced on the Church’s sex abuse scandals over the years:

 

In addition, the Word on Fire Blog has featured over a dozen reflections on the current crisis:

 

Finally, here are some other resources we recommend, which provide light and hope during this dark period:

 

Together let’s pray for the victims and the entire Body of Christ.