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Archive for Saturday, August 16, 2008

Archdiocese limits priest, kids’ contact

August 16, 2008

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— Priests should not kiss, tickle or wrestle children, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati says in its most detailed list yet of behaviors deemed inappropriate for staff members.

The newest version of the Decree on Child Protection also prohibits bear hugs, lap-sitting and piggy-back rides, among other interactions between its clergy and children. Handshakes, high-fives, shoulder-to-shoulder hugs and pats on the back are still acceptable.

The archdiocese updates the rules every five years. The latest version, released this month, also mandates background checks for contractors working with children.

Victim advocates who have criticized the archdiocese for its response to past abuse cases say they support the new measures as a step toward better protection of children.

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 5 years, 8 months ago

"Priests should not kiss, tickle or wrestle children...."Wasn't it the wrasslin' that got them into trouble?

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 5 years, 8 months ago

Faith should never depend upon men... or on the organizations of men.

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bondmen 5 years, 8 months ago

What a shame that thousands of Catholics have lost their faith because of horny priests who can't control their base urges. Then the sex offenders are secretly shuttled around the country to perpetuate further crimes against innocent children. Make the priests wear the scarlet letter 'P' for pedofile or 'H' for homosexual or 'PV' for pervert.Let the priests marry for heaven's sake; and I mean man and woman marriage not homosex marriage!

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