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Mandatory child abuse in Boston?

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Sep 23, 2003

Archbishop Sean O'Malley, who rode into Boston on a white horse looking like a potential hero, is quickly revealing himself to be anything but.

Remember the "Talking about Touching" program, which introduces grammar-school students to explicit discussion of sexual perversion-- under the guise of protecting them from abuse? As Domenico Bettinelli demonstrated in a Catholic World Report article, the program doesn't protect children; it exploits them.

This thoroughly rotten program, introduced under the "old regime" in the Boston archdiocese, tramples on the rights of parents, exposes children to material that will certainly upset them, violates Vatican guidelines, and contains no trace of Catholic teaching.

This week Archbishop Sean informed all pastors in the Boston archdiocese that they will be required to implement the "Talking about Touching" curriculum in their schools and religious-education programs.

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