Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Protecting Children

Leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:24)

The Vatican statement is a breath of fresh air:

"the correct starting point is recognition of what happened and concern for the victims and the consequences of the acts committed against them" (full article)

From start to finish it is an invitation for everyone in and out of the Church to use common sense in protecting the interests of children.

Whether in a prudish or in a hyper-sexualized society, the best place for kids is generally at home.

Alternate caregivers must always always act strictly in the interests of children and their families.

Alternate caregivers must not imagine that there is some magic in the air or lofty goal that excuses them from common sense and vigilance.

Alternate caregivers should let the benefits of their care speak for itself and never prey on parent's fears.

It is not a coincidence that the Legion's apostolic schools fail on every point. The Legion was groomed by a predator.

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