Category Archives: Protecting Children blog

Protecting children: Don’t let dedication deplete reserves of compassion

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Fourteenth in a series) ROME — To have compassion means to suffer with another. It is a trait we as Christians seek to live out every day. Many of us labor, personally and professionally, … Continue reading

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Protecting children: A survivor’s search to heal after abuse

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Thirteenth in a series) ROME — Among all the people I have met in Rome, I was most honored to meet Veronique Garnier on Wednesday. She spoke to me and my classmates about how … Continue reading

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Protecting children: The torrent of sexually suggestive images, behavior in society

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Twelfth in a series) ROME — In this week’s blog, I will take a break from writing about my courses at the Gregorian to discuss an interesting experience I had last weekend. My wife and … Continue reading

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Protecting children: Good shepherds heal their flock, protect it from wolves

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Eleventh in a series) ROME — Time has flown since I arrived in Rome almost three months ago. As my studies at the Gregorian move into weeks 9 and 10, classes have begun to … Continue reading

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Protecting children: Being aware of how sex offenders “groom” their victims

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Tenth in a series) ROME — This week at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, my class learned about the ethical issues related to the sexual abuse of minors. One question we discussed was, … Continue reading

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Protecting children: Learning to listen to the voiceless

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Ninth in a series) ROME — One of the most joyful people I know is one of my wife’s relatives who I will call Anne. Anne is almost always happy and immediately lights up … Continue reading

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Protecting children: Warning signs of potential abusers

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Eighth in a series) ROME — Everyone knows the story of the prophet Jonah. He is commanded by God to prophesy to Nineveh, home of one of Israel’s greatest enemies. Despite receiving God’s commission … Continue reading

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