4 thoughts on “The Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal: What Parents Can Do, and How to Talk with Kids

  1. Anni Harry says:

    So true!! The lay-led defense of the Catholic Faith has been spiritually uplifting, as have been the lay-led calls for prayer and fasting. Our priests have a bulls-eye target for Satan on their backs – he will stop at nothing to try to take the Church (capital “C”) down, and is using the priests to dismantle. Prayer – and, perhaps fasting – for our priests is definitely important.

    Thank you for tackling tangible reminders of how to help the older kids!

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    Ellen says:

    Thank you for a much needed article during these times.

    Remember over 80% of the abuse cases were found to be 11-14 year old boys. The most vulnerable might be those we are just allowing to have some independence and do things alone. There is a difference between pedophilia and pederasty.

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    Gloria Hunt says:

    Great article but missing one really important element: under Don’t be afraid to speak up, this should including alerting the civil authorities. Maybe it’s implied, but you should definitely have included it here. How many cover-ups could have been brought to light if the civil authorities had been alerted?

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