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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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Protecting children: How loving families, strong social support can help

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Seventh in a series) ROME — If you think the problems facing families today are new, just open your Bible; the common themes remain. Throughout both the Old and New Testaments are stories of … Continue reading

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Protecting children: Overcoming resistance to usher in positive change

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Sixth in a series) ROME — During class this week, a student asked the professor why it takes so long for things to get done in the church. The professor answered with an analogy. He … Continue reading

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Protecting children: The spirit of the Gospel and the letter of the law

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Fifth in a series) ROME — For six years during middle school and high school, I studied Latin as a foreign language. My teachers constantly repeated the phrase, “Lingua Latina non mortua est” or … Continue reading

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Protecting children: Healing needs listening, respect, justice

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Fourth in a series) ROME — When Pope Francis came to the United States in September 2015, many people followed his trip with excitement. Much attention was paid to the Holy Father’s visit to … Continue reading

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Protecting children: Being our brother’s keeper

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Third in a series) ROME — On Monday, classes at the Gregorian kicked into full gear for the Diploma in Safeguarding of Minors. We were happy to have the opportunity to begin the day … Continue reading

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Protecting children: Taking stock of stereotypes

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Second in a series) ROME — They say stereotypes exist for a reason. Well, the first person my wife Kim and I met in Rome was named Mario. How much more cliche can it get … Continue reading

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