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Important Announcement

The Diocese of Charlotte is enhancing its Safe Environment program with new, comprehensive policies and procedures updated for today’s issues and needs. Among other updates, the diocese has shifted from Virtus to a streamlined platform called CMG Connect. CMG Connect will combine all of our Safe Environment screening, onboarding, and training in one place for all clergy, employees, and volunteers.

All who volunteer or work in the Diocese of Charlotte will need to be set up and certified through CMG Connect.

Existing Virtus Users: If your Virtus account contains your email address, please look for an email from the diocese or your local Safe Environment coordinator with instructions for how to access your new CMG Connect account.

New Volunteers: Please contact your local parish’s Safe Environment coordinator for further instructions or you can visit to register as a new volunteer.

Questions? Please contact your local Safe Environment coordinator, Lisa Hornung, at You may also contact the Diocese Safe Environment Office at