Healing Those Harmed
Sexual Abuse Allegation Form
(to report abuse by anyone acting in the name of the Church)
If you have been sexually harmed by someone
acting in the name of the Catholic Church, we as Church grieve with
you. Never should someone use a position of authority to take
advantage of another, and the Diocese of Owensboro is seeking to
respond strongly when wrongs come to light.
In 2002 the bishops of the United States
created the "Charter
Protection of Children and Young People," (Spanish version) specifically to address
evil of sexual abuse perpetrated against minors by those in positions
of trust within
the Church. The Diocese of Owensboro has also developed its
abuse policy to better deal with concerns that arise.
As we pray for those who have been so
grievously hurt by the impact of sexual abuse, we encourage them to
seek healing through God's grace.
Who can help you?