Bishop Stika statement on USCCB actions on clergy abuse

Jim Wogan News, Pope Francis, Safe Environment

The actions of U.S. bishops at our General Assembly this week demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improving the high standards we initially enacted almost 20 years ago to address the issue of clergy abuse. We have given clarity to the codes of conduct and accountability, set forth in 2002, that they now apply to all clergy, including bishops. I am …

Creating a Safe Environment and Reporting Sexual Abuse

Diocese of Knoxville procedure for reporting sexual abuse: Anyone who has actual knowledge of or who has reasonable cause to suspect an incident of sexual abuse should report such information to the appropriate civil authorities first, then to the Diocesan Victims’ Assistance Coordinator, Marla Lenihan, 865-482-1388. Procedimiento de la Diócesis de Knoxville para reportar casos de abuso sexual Cualquier persona que tenga …