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Does your church have a system in place to protect your children? If you don’t know, ask.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Eph. 6:12
Have Tom Hampson speak about his work and experience at your church or organization. This is a great way to raise awareness of the problem and begin to take the next steps towards protecting our children. Both big and small events are considered.
We combat child sexual predators by teaching people how to recognize them and how to keep them away from children. Our plan is to begin attacking corruption, first, by exposing it. Revealing the truth itself will have a powerful effect.
If you have reasonable suspicion that a child is being abused – report it to the Illinois DCFS child abuse hotline. 800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873) If a child tells you he or she has been sexually abused, or if you observe clear evidence of abuse, call the local police.
I just came across another article that holds up Catholic priests as central figures in the sexual abuse of children. Do you think they are? For a dozen years the Catholic Church has been the target of unrelenting criticism not only because of the sexual abuse exposed by the 2002 Boston Globe’s investigative series, but […]
What is true is constantly changing. When I was in high school, my science text book stated unequivocally that the entire universe consisted of 16 galaxies. Period. Now, a half century later, we do not know how many galaxies there are. Because there are so many. NASA estimates there are hundreds of billions of galaxies, […]
Two seemingly unrelated stories caught my eye recently. One story, by a lifestyle editor for Salon, focused on what she considered to be the sad state of sexual education in our country. The other was a UPI story about a former marine who was given a life sentence for sexually abusing his two toddler children […]
Cardinal George of Chicago recently sent a letter to all parishes in the Chicago Archdiocese to highlight the improvements by the church in protecting children over the last several years. Increased transparency and accountability has led to a safer environment for children, he contends. The Cardinal’s letter was prompted by the court ordered public release […]