The overwhelming majority of our clergy and lay leaders are hardworking individuals who are dedicated to serving the People of God in our parishes and schools. All of us together are responsible for making sure that all of our ministries are as safe as possible for our children and young people. That means each of us has a responsibility to educate ourselves about the real danger of sexual abuse. The Los Angeles Archdiocese has produced two excellent pamphlets, “Respecting the Boundaries: Keeping Ministerial Relationships Healthy and Holy,” and “Working Together to Prevent Sexual Abuse.” Both pamphlets are available online at: www.la-archdiocese.org. Click the “Protecting Children” tab.
For particular help, you may call Assistance Ministry at (213) 637-7650.