Our Commitment

Sexual misconduct by clergy, Church personnel, Church leaders and volunteers is contrary to our faith and morals, the religious teachings of the Catholic Church, State law and Canon Law. Bishop David J. Malloy has declared emphatically, that “one case of abuse is one too many.” Sexual misconduct can have devastating consequences and effects on the victims and their families, the Church community, and for the transgressor. The Diocese of Rockford remains committed to preventing sexual abuse and remains diligent in its vigorous efforts to educate in the detection, and prevention and reporting of abuse, and to assist victims in healing.