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Promise to Protect Podcasts


Interested in staying up-to-date with current trends in child protection and victim assistance? 

Join the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection for monthly podcasts featuring experts from fields including prevention, pastoral care of victim/survivors, safe environment training, and more. 

New podcasts will be listed as they become available. 


15. Theological Implications of the Abuse Crisis

Fr. Hans Zollner, SJ, President of the Centre for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, shares his thoughts on the theological implications of the sexual abuse crisis in the Church.

14. Remaining Catholic: A Survivor's Perspective

Mike Hoffman, a survivor of child sexual abuse and an advocate for abuse prevention, shares his own stories of healing, faith, family, and why he chooses to remain an active Catholic.

13. Theology of the Body and Safe Environment Training

Monica Ashour and Dayspring Brock from the Theology of the Body Evangelization Team (TOBET) discuss the importance of incorporating theology of the body into safe environment training for children and youth.

12. Sexual Abuse in the Military and Parallels with the Church

Casey Bustamante from the Archdiocese of Military Services discusses the reality of sexual abuse within the military, including how this is similar to abuse in other areas of society, including the Church. 

11. Archbishop Lori on the Way Forward from the Abuse Crisis
Most Rev. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore discusses the Dallas Charter, the role of the laity in responding to the abuse crisis, and shares messages with both those who have been scandalized by abuse and survivors of abuse.

10. USCCB President Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
USCCB President Daniel Cardinal DiNardo shares his thoughts on the sex abuse crisis in the United States and abroad, including his role as USCCB President, concrete measures for accountability, and strengthening the culture of protection and healing in dioceses.

9. Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention
Janet Magee, Co-Founder of Blue Sunday, discusses the organization's history and child abuse prevention month with Melanie Takinen of the USCCB Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection

8.  A Conversation on the Issue of Abuse in the Church in Spain
Jesus Miguel Nieto of the Episcopal Conference of Spain discusses the status of child protection efforts in Spain, and shares his thoughts on what else the Church can do to protect and heal the vulnerable.

7. Prevent Child Abuse America
Bart Klika, Chief Research and Strategy Officer for Prevent Child Abuse America discusses the organization's role and opportunities for local collaboration with child-serving institutions.

6. Bishop Robert Barron on the Abuse Crisis (Recorded May 2018)
Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, discusses the scriptural and theological aspects of the abuse crisis in the Church.  

5. Maria Goretti Network (Two Part Episode)
Part 1: Miguel Prats, Founder and President of the Maria Goretti Network, and Fr. Gavin Vaverek, Defender of the Bond in the Diocese of Tyler, discuss the role and experiences of the Maria Goretti Network. The Maria Goretti Network family reaches out to abuse victims and their families, with God's love as witnessed in the life of Maria Goretti.

Part 2: Miguel Prats and Fr. Vaverek continue their discussion regarding abuse and society.

4. Boy Scouts of America and Child Protection - Parallels with the Church
Mike Johnson, BSA's Director of Youth Protection, and Deacon Bernie Nojadera, Executive Director of the USCCB's Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection, discuss the safeguarding measures in place within the BSA and their connections to those of the Catholic Church in the United States.

3. Bishop Timothy Doherty, Chair of the Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People (CPCYP)
Most Rev. Timothy Doherty, Bishop of Lafayette, Indiana, and Chair of the USCCB Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People (CPCYP) shares the vision and role of the Committee.

2. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Tahia Marable from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) discusses child sexual abuse, online exploitation, and resources from NCMEC available to the public. (Runtime: 30:45)

1. Overview of the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection (SCYP)
The SCYP explains its role in assisting dioceses to protect children from abuse, and offer support and healing to victims/survivors. (Runtime: 23:13)

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