Responding to Abuse within the Catholic Church
If you or someone you know has been abused, exploited or harassed by a clergy member, religious brother or sister or lay employee or volunteer of a parish, or Catholic school, your first call should be to law enforcement (911). You are also encouraged to contact the Director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment for the Archdiocese at 651-290-1618.
Prayers for Healing and Reparation
Victim and Survivor Assistance
The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis partners with Canvas Health, an independent and professional local care provider, to offer confidential, compassionate assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 612-379-6363. You are also encouraged to contact the archdiocese’s Victim Assistance Program at 651-291-4475.
Protection and Prevention
Abuse can take many forms and is never acceptable. You or someone you know may be a victim or survivor of sexual, physical, emotional, financial or digital abuse. Here are some resources available. If a life is in danger please call 911