Friday, February 18, 2005

Gigantic Strides Made in Protecting Children

WASHINGTON - A group comprised mostly of former FBI agents has traveled the country for the second consecutive year, examining sex abuse prevention programs in Roman Catholic dioceses.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops plans to reveal Friday what the auditors found. A spokesman said "gigantic strides have been made" in protecting children.

"The bishops pledged with God's help to do whatever must be done to rid the church of the horrible scourge of the sexual abuse of children," said Bill Ryan, of the bishops' conference. "There will be no slacking off in this commitment."

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The 2nd REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ‘CHARTER FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’ will be made public at noon, Friday, February 18, at a news conference at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.

There will be a live Webcast of the news conference. The entire Report, and executive summaries of each audit, will be posted on the Conference website,
I'm with Bishop Bruskewitz about this. Look at the root causes of this scandal, that of dissent and homosexuality, and deal with those aspects. Many people are unaware of the absurdities going on today. How many parish secretaries and office personnel have had to go through "background checks" and special "training" in recent years - all of them???

This, I suspect, is more about limiting liabilities and maintaining reasonable insurance rates, than "protecting children".

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