Church should be a safe place for kids

Church should be a safe place for kids

There are 24 comments on the story from Sep 17, 2011, titled Church should be a safe place for kids. In it, reports that:

Rachel Misener's church ran a background check on her when she became a vacation Bible school leader.

Offended? Nope.

She appreciated that St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral had policies in place to safeguard children against potential predators - an approach she believes all places of worship should take ...

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“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#21 Sep 24, 2011

PROSECUTING HEADS OF STATE, by Ellen L. Lutz and Caitlin Reiger (eds). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 352pp. Hardback.$99.99/£55.00. ISBN: 9780521491099. Paperback.$30.99/£16.99. ISBN: 9780521756709. eBook format.$24.00. ISBN: 9780511530296.

Reviewed by Moira K. Lynch, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota. Email: lynch218 [at] .

PROSECUTING HEADS OF STATE aims to understand the increased number of criminal charges brought against heads of state or government since 1990. At the start of the book, the editors ask,“Is this a global phenomenon, or one of selective application?”(p.2) The chapters are organized first by region, charting prosecution trends in Europe and Latin America, followed by individual discussions of leaders’ prosecutions. The book closes with an examination of themes that link the cases together. While hundreds of military and government officials have been indicted for criminal activities, the book limits its attention to heads of state or government. These parameters were purposely chosen to ensure that the analysis of cases was limited to those “for which there was official intent to prosecute the accused”(p.3). The focus of the book is unique in that the charges discussed include both human rights abuse and corruption. An examination of both types of charges is useful in illustrating the important ways in which these crimes overlap and how the various movements against corruption and human rights violations have, in fact, coincided. One of the glaring findings of the book, noted by the editors in the introduction, and evidenced in the case studies, is that despite the promising surge in state leaders’ indictments, the actual time served by these individuals is, in the end, quite minimal. Out of ninety-nine indictments against sixty-seven heads of state or government, only seventeen served some form of sentence (p.14). One of the strengths of the book lies in the authors’ rich discussion of the key factors that can intervene to limit justice-seeking efforts.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#22 Sep 24, 2011
T McCabe wrote:
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The Queen of England is a Head of State and Defender of the Faith ...
Titular Head of State.

Since: Sep 11

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#23 Sep 24, 2011
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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It does exactly the opposite.
from the National Catholic Reporter:
"That Crimen Sollicitationis was not designed to 'cover up' sex abuse, canonists say, is clear in paragraph 15, which obligates anyone with knowledge of a priest abusing the confessional for that purpose to come forward, under pain of excommunication for failing to do so. This penalty is stipulated, the document says,'lest [the offense] remain occult and unpunished and always with inestimable detriment to souls.'"
I believe you are mistaken, or have gotten poor information. The information you have is probably written by the catholic church.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#24 Sep 24, 2011
J_Ringo wrote:
... The information you have is probably written by the catholic church.
And who wrote your "wiki" source?

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