Passage of Child Victims Act – NYS Bishops Statement
“We pray that the passage of the Child Victims Act brings some measure of healing to all survivors by offering them a path of recourse and reconciliation. The legislation now recognizes that child sexual abuse is an evil not just limited to one institution…. We thank the brave survivors who have told their stories of abuse in every sector of society.… We renew our commitment to combatting the monstrous crime of childhood sexual abuse and helping all survivors find recourse and reconciliation as they heal.”
The full statement is available at www.nyscatholic.org. In this context, we invite you to a listening session in our own parish.
Listening Session: February 19th at 7 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
Please join us for a listening session concerning the sexual abuse crisis in the Church on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Our Lady Queen of Martyrs auditorium. The session will give us an opportunity to discuss this issue, hear what the Church has done and is doing for survivors of sexual abuse, and learn about what the Church has been doing to keep our children and youth safe. Two representatives from the Diocese of Brooklyn will join us to help: Jasmine Salazar, LMSW, Assistance Coordinator for Victims Ministry, and Mary Ellen Quinn, Coordinator of the Office of Safe Environment.
There will also be a survivor of sexual abuse at the meeting.
Please enter the auditorium by the parking lot doors. Please access the parking on 72nd Road.