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By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 06, 2008

April, God help us, the bishops have designated Child Abuse Prevention Month.

WASHINGTON -- Child Abuse Prevention Month will be marked in parishes and dioceses around the United States in April.

To assist church groups, the U.S. bishops' Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection has developed resources in English and Spanish to facilitate activities to highlight the need for prevention efforts. They include posters, liturgical guides, articles on church efforts to reach out to abuse victims and to protect children, and bulletin announcements. Many of the materials are available on a CD to enable church personnel to further distribute them.

Liturgical guides?

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  • Posted by: - Apr. 06, 2008 9:02 PM ET USA

    Instead of being driven by their PR firm to do what is politically correct the bishops ought to be driven by sacred scripture and what is morally and ethically correct. This "show" benefits no one.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 06, 2008 7:39 PM ET USA

    From the parish bulletin today (in bold): April is Child Abuse prevention month [sic]. Please remember to fight for the protection of our children. In support of this campaign against child abuse, we [sic] ask that you wear a blue ribbon to work or to any social event. No (charitable) comment.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 06, 2008 2:39 PM ET USA

    Oh yes, Uncle Di, Liturgical Guides! The most spiritual damage done to children (and their parents and grandparents) is quite often during what some try to pass off as liturgy. Whole parishes can be abused in just one 'liturgy'. The real question is whether these litugical guides perpetuate that kind of abuse or put an end to it. If the guides are from the USCCB - based on previous publications - I'd sadly have to guess the former.

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