Episcopal Commitment to Accountability

Today, in a spirit of pastoral responsibility and contrition, we affirm once more the commitments we made when we were ordained bishops, including the commitments to respond directly and appropriately to cases of sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable persons, sexual misconduct, and the mishandling of such cases by bishops.

Affirming Our Episcopal Commitments
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

In June 2019, the bishops of the United States of America approved the document Affirming Our Episcopal Commitments, which implements a code of conduct for bishops and affirms their responsibility for and commitment to the protection of minors and vulnerable adults against sexual misconduct.