Going Local 


 A Reform Agenda for the American Church

The Motu Proprio and Dallas Charter have ignited positive progress in the Church’s resolve to eradicate clergy sexual abuse. However, more can be done through new reforms specially designed for the American Church. During the June General Assembly, the American Bishops will convene to vote on measures that specifically address our nation’s response to the ongoing effort to conquer clergy sexual abuse.

The new bishop accountability measures are expected to focus on:


The Motu Proprio grounds enforcement in the law and life of the local Church.

This model encourages and empowers regional dioceses to work closely with their local law enforcement and lay professional experts to address regional allegations. But how exactly does this model work?


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