Thursday, June 23, 2005

Abp. Chaput:Commitment to protection of children continues in local, national Church

Last week the bishops of the United States met in Chicago. We voted overwhelmingly to extend the 2002 Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People for another five years with no significant changes.

The reason is simple. While we’ve made progress in dealing with sexual abuse within the Church, more needs to be done. Problems that go back four decades don’t go away in three years. The wounds caused by child sexual abuse are deep and long lasting. Our work to prevent those wounds in the future needs to be the same.

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