Protecting Children and Youth
Child sexual abuse is a worldwide public health issue. Child abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, is reprehensible–especially when the wrongdoer is affiliated with the Church. The VIRTUS® programs assist the Church in being a safe haven for children and a messenger for preventing child sexual abuse within the Church and society in general. We seek to achieve this lofty goal through our child sexual abuse prevention program: Protecting God’s Children®.
You can find instructions for completing VIRTUS® training here.
In the Chicago Archdiocese and at St. Francis Xavier, we take protecting minors very seriously. Below you can find a recent letter from Cardinal Cupich, a document of what we do here at SFX to prevent abuse of minors, and the PowerPoint presentation Fr. Bill Tkachuk gave in the Fall 2018.