Healing Voices Special Recognition The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton has been awarded Praesidium Accreditation®, an honour that publicly demonstrates that it has worked to achieve the highest standards in abuse prevention. At the direction of Archbishop Richard Smith, the Archdiocese has worked since 2010 with Praesidium, an international leader...

Manifold Wound

  • By Spirit Fire
  • September 1, 2016

By Fr. Bill Stenzel Several years before I was writing pastoral columns as I do now, I was part of a wonderful faith community. Like all communities, it had ups and downs, but it was well grounded in faith and in its own history. It was the 1970’s, and...

Among all its work, Prevent Child Abuse America holds “Pinwheels for Prevention” every April, Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Archdiocese of Chicago joins PCA in planting pinwheel gardens as a reminder of the role we play in protecting children’s and young people’s daily lives. If you would like to plant a pinwheel garden in...

By Bernie Nojadera, Executive Director, Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Prior to 2002, a good majority of dioceses had policies dealing with sexual misconduct in place. Then came the Boston Globe‘s January 2002 headlines regarding child sexual abuse and clergy. In June 2002, the...