Somehow, God got left out of the picture. If I could reduce the past 50 years of the Church’s history into one brief sentence, that would be it.
I put up a post yesterday asking locals for their appraisal of religious formation in the Diocese of Dallas. There have been some good responses, you should go read them if you have not, but I received another one, offline. It had to do with Safe Environment training.
Now, I will state straight up, I have enormous problems with Catholic Safe Environment training in both concept and execution. The Dallas Policy and the training it mandates basically takes a disaster caused by men manifestly unfit for the priesthood (and in most cases, this was obvious from their earliest seminary days) and makes complete innocents victims of their crimes. This victimhood applies to both the adults and children who are forced into these programs…
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