Feds remove children from Houston Catholic Charities shelters
Catholic World News - September 26, 2011
Following a July 1 sexual assault of a minor, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement is removing immigrant children from three shelters run by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
A report by the office found that “senior management with Catholic Charities attempted to mislead federal officials about a sexual assault at St. Michael's Home for Children, doctoring incident reports and failing to seek medical treatment for the child victim for days,” according to the Houston Chronicle.
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Posted by: lauriem5377 -
Sep. 26, 2011 9:22 PM ET USA
How do these cover-ups continue to happen? How could someone not seek medical attention for a child? Please pray for everyone involved in this incident! Remember how much Jesus loved the children and how much sorrow this behavior must cause his Sacred Heart.
Posted by: unum -
Sep. 26, 2011 6:30 PM ET USA
Once again, the Church reflects our broken secular culture rather than Jesus. Incidents can happen, despite the best of precautions. But, an attempted cover-up by management is in the best tradition of institutional corruption in secular society. Let's hope that all those involved are fired instead of excused as they typically are in government.