The National Review Board, comprised of lay Catholics, was created by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) as part of its commitment to ensure accountability when it adopted the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in June of 2002.
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice was commissioned by the Review Board to complete a descriptive study of the nature and scope of the problem of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy in the United States. Lynch, president of the college, applauded what he called an extraordinary 98 percent response rate by the bishops declaring the participation “unheard of, unparalleled and historic in social science research.” Researchers found that during the 52 years encompassed in the study, 4,392 of the 109,694 priests serving nationwide during the same timeframe had allegations of sexual misconduct involving minors leveled against them, representing approximately 4%.
Renovations for the building and softball field have started for The Blind Squirrel, 1600 S. No official opening date has been determined, but construction for the building is expected to be complete in late fall.
Once completed, the restaurant will feature a functioning field, batting cages, softball games, dinners in the patio area and dance events.
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Contact Kim Smith or Lisa Ford Aid and assistance is available to all parishes in implementing the various projects which they may undertake in the construction of and renovation of parish buildings, the construction of parking lots and major renovation or construction of churches.
Rick Vaden is in charge of the construction project.
Vaden said the building was purchased in February, and he and several other construction volunteers have been working on the field and building ever since.“It's kind of a slow process only because we've been dealing with the city, and building permits, etc.,” Vaden said.
The Commission will make recommendations to the diocesan bishop with regards to these projects.
Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month.