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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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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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