To report any suspected or actual sexual abuse by a Missionary of the Precious Blood, immediate contact should be made with local civil authorities, and with the Kansas City Safe Environments Director Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S., at 816-781-4344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Kansas City, defends the sanctity of human life, seeks to protect all people from injustice, and does not hesitate to condemn all that afflicts the human person. We are firmly committed to the care of families and their children. It considers abuse and neglect of children as contrary to Christian morality and as an offense against God and against the dignity of the human person.
The Bishops of the United States have promised to reach out to those who have been sexually abused as minors by anyone serving the Church in ministry, employment, or a volunteer position, whether the sexual abuse was recent or many years ago. In June 2002, by the approval and promulgation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and young people, the Bishops renewed the Church’s commitment to the spiritual and emotional well being of sexual abuse victims and their families.
Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Kansas City, pledges its support of this national effort by diligently enacting policies that safeguard minors. This policy is not a new initiative, but rather an extension and development of our previous policies. As our understanding of sexual abuse grows, this policy and its procedures will be reviewed and revised.
We, as a religious community, will work with parents, educators, civil authorities, and various community organizations to provide the safest possible environment for minors. Additionally, the United States Province leadership commits itself to promptly respond to any allegation of sexual abuse.