December 3, 2018
It seems as though children are at risk of sexual abuse everywhere — in public institutions, at schools, gyms, and in the Church.
When children are abused, the people of God are abused, too, for we are one family. Hardly a day passes without us reading of yet another case of a child sex abuser being caught, sentenced, and jailed.
One revelation follows another. It is good news to know that pedophiles and child rapists are being exposed, caught, and brought to justice at an ever-increasing rate. It is one of the most potent means to prevent child abuse.
There is more awareness and reporting of child abuse now than ever before, yet much has still to be done. Few clergy are caught nowadays.
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