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Code Blue: Same song, kiddie version

By Leila (articles ) | Nov 19, 2004

Diogenes, your comment below , while trenchant, leads me to suspect you are not a mother, and may have never been a child.

The point, and I'm dead serious here, is that the priest violated the innocence of the children in his care and went where the U. S. government -- even in these Patriot Act days -- the U. S. Postal Service, and the editorial page of the New York Sun have feared to tread.

But Diogenes, you shouldn't be surprised when a clergyman, or even a whole archdiocese, violates a child's innocence, even though the world refrain. Ripping Santa from their little minds is nothing compared to, say, Talking About Touching.

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  • Posted by: - Nov. 19, 2004 11:01 PM ET USA

    When my oldest daughter, at age 6, learned that there was no Santa (I would have had to come up with some serious whoppers to satisfactorily answer her ?'s, so I told her the truth) she said that she would have prefered that we had never pretended Santa existed. Ditto tooth fairy and Easter bunny. Since then, we haven't with any of our other kids, though we tell them not to bring it up with other kids if they still believe. But I think "violating innocence" is a bit overboard.

  • Posted by: - Nov. 19, 2004 6:48 PM ET USA

    How much time do you think The Rev Rubin Rocha has spent studying the Bible? Or the Fathers of the Church, or St. Augustine, or St. Thomas Aquinas? I'll bet, though, that he is well versed in The Spirit of Vatican II!

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