In 2002, a Churchwide program of safe environment training was launched. In 2018, 3.9 million students, 2.1 million volunteers, 268,757 employees, 174,817 educators, 33,879 priests, 16,401 deacons, and 6,709 candidates for ordination received training. Is it helping build a safer Church?
According to the National Review Board’s 2018 Annual Progress Report
“The number of new allegations today are a small fraction of what they were. But Jesus poses a question, ‘what man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the 99 in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it?’ In justice, we must search for every child of God whose innocence is lost to a horrific predator at any time, decades ago or this very day.”
--Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, president of the USCCB