April 19, 2005

Catholic churches address sexual abuse


Posted 04/19/05
BAKERSFIELD - Even as the Catholic Church maintains a conservative course, there is a new movement within the church in the United States to address the sex abuse scandals that shocked people in recent years.

Under the leadership of Pope John Paul II, the church was criticized for the long list of priests accused of molestation. But recently by orders from the Vatican, the church is facing the issue and other sexual matters.

Children and adults are being trained in what has been a taboo topic for centuries.

Johanna Cisneros, a Catholic and prevention specialist from the Alliance Against Family Violence has been visiting several Catholic churches this year, teaching children and teenagers how to avoid becoming victims of sex crimes and abuse.

Posted by kshaw at April 19, 2005 08:27 PM