Over the last 24 years, the Diocese of Orlando has established a commitment to safety, justice and healing to protect our vulnerable populations. The Diocese of Orlando has been found compliant with all audited articles within the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People for the 2017/2018 period. Read the compliance letter.
Statewide (DCF) Abuse Hotline: 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873)
Worldwide order to Church from Pope in response to evil of sexual abuse – May 9, 2019
Pope Francis’ Motu proprio, “Vos estis lux mundi,” (English, Spanish) establishes new procedures for reporting abuse and violence, and ensures that Bishops and Religious Superiors are held accountable for their actions. It includes the obligation for clerics and religious to report abuse. Every Diocese must have a system that allows the public to submit reports easily….
Ensuring a safe environment for the vulnerable – April 8, 2019
“Each person should be respected and treated with the dignity befitting a child of God and it is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard those around us. These are the core values of the Safe Environment Policy of the Diocese of Orlando. For this reason, diocesan leaders continue to update, improve upon, and insert Catholic teaching into the training process for all clergy, religious, church personnel and lay volunteers who work with vulnerable populations…”
Bishop Noonan reflects on the “now” of God – February 22, 2019
“Where is your heart? Is it struggling with anger and disappointment? Perhaps some of that is directed at me for something you perceive I did or did not do. I am sorry for your disappointment. This week, February 21 – 24, our Holy Father has gathered the presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences of the Catholic Church on the theme of ‘protection of minors.’ Let us pray together for those who are participating that God’s love will be a source of unification and that our collective heart will repent and forgive our sinfulness.”
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