Criminal Background Checks

The new policy is to take effect this fall.

It's one of many changes that grew out of a U.S. Bishops meeting in June in Dallas.

Many parishes and schools conduct such checks, though some only screen employees who are likely to come into contact with children.

Like 193 other Catholic dioceses in the United States, the Diocese of Colorado Springs is gradually adopting changes from the U.S. Bishops meeting. The most publicized step required abusive priests to be stripped of ministry work.

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