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May
30
2014
Jeffrey R. Anderson | 10:03 AM          
UN Committee's Spotlight Illuminates Holy See's Failings in Child Protection on International Stage

The issue of clergy sexual abuse was addressed on an international scale last Friday when the United Nations Committee on the Convention Against Torture issued a seething review of the Holy See’s yearly report.  The Committee found that Vatican officials failed to properly report child sex abuse charges, shuffled priests to different dioceses rather than disciplining them, and failed to pay adequate compensation to survivors of child sex abuse.As a party to the Convention Against Torture (CAT) since 2002, the Holy See has a legal obligation to take international responsibility for its...

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May
22
2014
Jeffrey R. Anderson | 4:19 PM          
Lesson from St. Paul School Abuse: Failure to Report Puts Kids at Risk

The need for vigilance in protecting children from sexual abuse was again underscored by reports of abuse at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus school.  St. Paul Public Schools...

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Apr
14
2014
Jeffrey R. Anderson | 10:28 AM          
The Compensation is Justice

Today, Vice News released the documentary Love Serve Surrender, a powerful film about the struggle of five boys in Hawaii to expose Jay Ram, the foster father who sexually abused them and more than two dozen more.If ever there were a case where moral value and public imperative are tantamount, this case is it.Throughout their adult lives, Jay's adopted and foster sons climbed a mountain of adversity. They struggled with the shame and trauma of their abuse and their life with Jay on his Big Island farm. Then, when they were strong enough to try and protect other children, they were turned back ...

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