believes firmly in the "redemptive power of Jesus Christ,"
can't wait to see the arguments from right wingers about that......LOL
all i can say, is: at least in this situation, you know where the target is.
my experience as someone who works full time as an employee for an institutional church, is that insurance companies now refuse coverage for institutions who do provide formal training resulting in certification for all its volunteers and employees who come in contact with minors.
i myself am actually certified in wisconsin, minnestota and pennsylvania, three states where i have worked since the catholic church priest scandal exploded in the early years of this century.
regarding the not so subtle put downs of the good folk of kentucky, i am a bit abashed that we have stereotyped an entire state of people in such a poor manner. actually, kentucky is the home of the gethsemane monastery where i spent a year a half of my life. while i was there i was privileged to encounter a group of people who are very active in seeking justice and retribution from the archdiocese for the perpetrating activities of its priests.
the types of scenarios depicted in this particular article are nothing new. the RC's have been switching perps from diocese to diocese, from parish to parish for decades. but then again, none of this is new to me. i've been in recovery for 36 years, and i've seen it all. i'm past the initial shock value of such stories. it's nothing new, and it's not going away. we can't control it, but we can be here for the victims who fall prey to it.
all the best,