Skip to comments.Saskatoon Catholic churches implement sex abuse prevention policy
Posted on 03/14/2013 6:36:20 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
Saskatoon's Catholic churches will be making some changes in the next few months in order to prevent sexual abuse or misconduct.
The new policy, which was approved by the Saskatoon diocese last year and is being implemented over the next few months, means there'll be fewer cases where vulnerable people will be left alone with a single priest, employee or volunteer.
For example, visits with children, the elderly, and people with mental and physical disabilities will be done in pairs.
The "Covenant of Care and Sexual Abuse and Misconduct Protocol" is meant to protect vulnerable people from sexual assault or misconduct but also to protect people from false accusations.
The policy includes an emphasis on transparency and a commitment to report and investigate complaints, according to Blake Sittler, who is co-ordinator of care for the diocese.
"We need to educate people about how to spot signs of abuse [or] grooming patterns that might be happening," Sittler said.
"We need to look at our organization and say 'If I was a pedophile, if I was someone coming in here to abuse ... what would I take advantage of?'"
The changes, will put the Catholic church in line with other organizations that deal with youths and other vulnerable people, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...
....The "Covenant of Care and Sexual Abuse and Misconduct Protocol" is meant to protect vulnerable people from sexual assault or misconduct but also to protect people from false accusations. The policy includes an emphasis on transparency and a commitment to report and investigate complaints, according to Blake Sittler, who is co-ordinator of care for the diocese....
...."We need to look at our organization and say 'If I was a pedophile, if I was someone coming in here to abuse ... what would I take advantage of?'"
RUSSIA SEES AMERICA'S ERROR, MAY BAN PUBLIC HOMOSEXUALITY [Excerpts]
Russia is preparing to debate and act on legislation barring homosexuality from the public arena, including homosexual "pride" parades. The country is moving to ban same-sex "marriage" and even public acts of affection between homosexuals.
The Associated Press reports that the bill, which comes up for a vote later this month in the Russian parliament, is "part of an effort to promote traditional Russian values as opposed to Western liberalism, which the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church see as corrupting Russian youth...."
As an evangelist who works in Russia, Tim Todd [says] "America is opening the floodgate -- and if you want to know what God thinks about the sin of homosexuality, you can look at his urban renewal development plan in Sodom and Gomorrah," he points out. "It gives you a pretty good idea." Todd says Russia has had an opportunity for years now to observe the homosexual agenda in America and Europe and learn firsthand what it has done to the culture.
"[In America] there is open, blatant homosexuality on television and on the Internet where the homosexuals have come out of their hideouts in publicly proclaiming their sinful activity," he observes.
Todd adds that he believes Russia has known all along the detriment homosexuality has on society -- and now they have proof in the United States. There is also a surge of interest in Christianity in Russia.
"In fact, we've provided more than 2.5 million Bibles for Russian public school students," he says. "We've provided more than one million Bibles for Russian Red Army soldiers, and that work will continue."
Wow, how times have changed.
And now the Russians are teaching us about morality.
And anti-terrorists forces, or counter-insurgency forces, employ the same planning technique. 'Think like a terrorist' or 'think like an insurgent'. What can we expect the enemy to do? What are we missing? Where are we weak? Where will the enemy attack? What would I do to hurt us if I were the enemy?
It is absolutely necessary that ANY organization that has care of children view the queers as an enemy.
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