Sunday, February 19, 2012
VIRTUS: Never Forget It's About Protecting the Bishops, not the Kids
Chris Manion is writing about VIRTUS again, the bishops so-called "safe touch" program. Read what he says and remember that these programs are not about protecting the kids; they're about protecting the bishops from liability. VIRTUS, the "cadillac" of programs, is especially pernicious because it earns its 66 bishop stockholders big bucks while misrepresenting the abuse crisis and spotlighting parents and families as the real bad guys. And they lose good volunteers with this game. I quit as a CCD teacher because I won't play. And I know others who did the same. So now I serve the elderly -- at least until they try to make me sign up for VIRTUS for that apostolate as well.