Feb 4, 2010

efforts to regain trust

child protection in irish churches

The child abuse scandals ridden church in Ireland now begins events in the church with drawing churchgoers' attention to the child protection policy, and the location where it hangs on the cold walls, near the entrance.

While the introduction of such policies and establishment of complaint hotlines might work in rebuilding people's trust, and even preventing child abuse from happening, it certainly leaves intact the systemic, institutional reasons behind the 'eventful' past of priests in Ireland.

2 comments:

Peti said...

Once been to the church in Ringsend. The priest was going on about the cost of heating and the opportunity of direct debit contributions.
Trust never gained.

g. said...

:)
Heating is indeed costly. But still, that is a lame sell.

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