Charter

The Catholic bishops of the United States, in Article 12 of their Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, have stated:

Dioceses/eparchies are to maintain “safe environment” programs which the dicocesan/eparchial bishop deems to be in accord with Catholic moral principles.  They are to be conducted cooperatively with parents, civil authorities, educators, and community organizations to provide education and training for children, youth, parents, ministers, educators, volunteers, and others about ways to make and maintain a safe environment for children and young people. Dioceses/eparchies are to make clear to clergy and all members of the community the standards of conduct for clergy and other persons in positions of trust with regard to children.

The Diocese of Owensboro is committed to providing a safe environment for all children and youth who attend our schools, parishes and other programs sponsored by the Diocese or its organizations.  Training requirements are part of that effort.

  • Training for Adults
  • Training for Minors

The Catholic bishops of the United States, in Article 13 of their Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, have stated:

Dioceses/eparchies are to evaluate the background of all incardinated and non-incardinated priests and deacons who are engaged in ecclesiastical ministry in the diocese/eparchy and of all diocesan/eparchial and parish/school or other paid personnel and volunteers whose duties include ongoing, unsupervised contact with minors. Specifically, they are to utilize the resources of law enforcement and other community agencies. In addition, they are to employ adequate screening and evaluative techniques in deciding the fitness of candidates for ordination (cf. National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Program of Priestly Formation, [Fifth Edition], 2006, no. 39).

The Diocese of Owensboro is committed to providing a safe environment for all children and youth who attend our schools, parishes and other programs sponsored by the Diocese or its organizations.  Background checks are part of that effort.