What About Seminaries?

In 2018 with the McCarrick revelations, the public eye focused on abuse at seminaries. Some bishops commissioned outside reviews of seminaries, some instituted confidential helplines for seminarians.

Recently, “15 seminaries have committed to meeting five sexual misconduct policy benchmarks developed by a group of laypeople, seminary leaders and bishops,” who formed “a seminary study group assembled by the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. The voluntary benchmarks are meant to bolster the sexual misconduct policies seminaries already have in place.”

For more detail, including the list of benchmarks, read more here.

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