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June 2019 Wyoming Catholic Register: DOWNLOAD IN PDF

The following articles are included in this issue of the Wyoming Catholic Register.

Bishop Steven's Letter

Where Sin Increases, Grace Abounds published in the June 2019 Wyoming Catholic Register

Frequently Asked Questions

This document will help answer questions that might arise regarding the Diocese of Cheyenne's publication of the list of substantiated allegations. Read more...

List of Substantiated Allegations

List of Substantiated Allegations within the Diocese of Cheyenne 1950-present

USCCB President Issues Statement on Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio Decree

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement regarding the release of Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio on May 9. The Motu Proprio, Vos estis lux mundi (“You are the light of the world”), is a worldwide order to the Church from the Pope, in response to the evil of sexual abuse. The new law comes three months after a meeting in Rome that brought together all episcopal conference presidents from across the globe to discuss the Church sex abuse crisis. Read the document here...

Motu Proprio Frequently Asked Questions

The new Motu Proprio Vos estis lux mundi is a significant move forward for the universal Church, one that echoes many of the practices established in the Essential Norms and the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People that have been in force in the United States since 2002. Read this document for more information...

The USCCB Spring General Assembly

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gathered for the 2019 Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, June 11-14. During the assembly, the bishops approved three documents related to reporting and investigating claims of abuse of the intentional mishandling of these cases by bishops. One deals with bishops who were removed from office or resigned their office for reasons of sexual abuse or intentional mishandling of cases (Protocols). One reaffirms the commitments bishops make to live according to the Gospel and to place themselves under the same high standards applied to their priests, deacons, and lay personnel (Commitments). And the last document deals specifically with the reporting and investigation of complaints against bishops (Directives).

The Bishops also approved the establishment of a national third-party reporting system to simplify the reporting of certain complaints against bishops.

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Following is information pertaining to the safe environment of our children. Please contact Patti Loehrer, Chancellor, at 307.638.1530 if you have any questions.

Reporting Abuse

Diocese of Cheyenne Resources

Mandatory Reporting Responsibilities

Mandatory Reporting Contact Numbers

Initiatives and Actions Implemented by the Diocese of Cheyenne Since 2002

Instructions Concerning Interactions with Minors and Vulnerable Adults

Norms for Responding to Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults

Diocese of Cheyenne Speaker Policy

Prayer for Healing prayer cards in English & Spanish

Promise to Protect Pledge to Heal 8.5" x 11" Poster in English & Spanish

Warning Signs of Abuse in Minors 8.5" x 11" Poster

5 Ways to Protect to Protect Your Children From Sexual Abuse in English & Spanish

Online Resources