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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.


Letter from Cardinal Cupich

What We Do at SFX

Fr. Bill's Presentation