Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Trust us!

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | May 12, 2003

In response to parishioners' complaints about the "Talking about Touching" program, the spokesman for the Boston archdiocese provide a Globe reporter with this gem:

But he said being in the system involves trusting administrators to make good decisions on curriculum, whether it's sex abuse prevention or Latin.

Right. And when the administrators have demonstrated that they don't deserve your trust, then what? Trust them again?

The comparison of sexual abuse with Latin is interesting, too. Some people are experts in the Latin language; it makes sense to have them teach others. Some people are experts in the sexual education of children. And who belongs to that latter category? According to the Catholic Church, it's the children's parents.

OK, one more point. Latin is-- or at least used to be-- a standard element of the curriculum in Catholic schools. If you sent your children to those schools, you expected them to attend Latin classes. Discussions of sexuality-- especially by young and innocent childrent-- are not part of the same deal.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($26,341 to go):
$150,000.00 $123,658.96
18% 82%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Denial of Service Attack: Success! 7 hours ago
Federal debt as a social-justice concern 9 hours ago
Another side of Francis: US-Cuba role shows Pope's diplomatic muscle December 18
Silly season: a Christmas approaches, a scholar questions whether Jesus ever existed December 18
The intrinsic immorality of torture: still not convinced? December 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch sign joint declaration, lament persecution of Christians CWN - December 1
Consistory for new cardinals scheduled for February CWN - December 11
Vatican report on US women religious calls for further self-assessment CWN - December 16
Pope brokered deal to open US-Cuba ties CWN - December 17