April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
This is a both national and church effort. It is important to make this awareness part and parcel of the identity of men’s religious communities and institutes for consecrated life.
The USCCB and CMSM collaborate on many of these initiatives, and CMSM continues to build on our programming for the protection of minors.
Please make use of the resources provided below and adapt them to your pastoral and ministerial needs in communities, parishes, and other places.
If you have any ideas for additional resources from within our communities about how we might respond as religious to resource this need, please contact Tom Southard at 301-588-4030.
Above all else, let us remember in prayer all the victims of abuse both within the Church, religious orders and society.