Posts Tagged ‘Boy scouts’

Boy Scouts sex abuse: where to from here?

Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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The Boy Scouts of America bills itself as a high-profile “values-based youth organization” aimed at moulding impressionable children into upstanding citizens. But thousands of boy scouts say they were preyed upon by the scoutmasters who were supposed to be their role models—and that Boy Scouts leadership long covered up their crimes. Time has confirmed that Read more

Catholics advocate respect after US Scouts admit gays

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Catholic Scouting groups in the United States have called for respect for all people while reiterating the Church’s teaching on sexuality following the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to admit gay youth. Some Catholic dioceses have stated that they will continue to sponsor Scouting groups under the new policy. Other dioceses, and the National Catholic Read more

US Boy Scouts may admit openly gay youth

Friday, April 26th, 2013

A proposal by the Boy Scouts of America to reverse its ban on openly gay members is causing a dilemma for the Christian churches that sponsor almost 70 per cent of its troops. Of the 100,000 Scout units across the nation, 37,882 are Mormon, 11,078 are Methodist and 8570 are Catholic. And the organisation still Read more

Bishops, Boy Scouts and public schools can use new Vatican Sexual Abuse protocols

Friday, May 13th, 2011

On Monday 16 May the Vatican is issuing a new sexual abuse protocol document, giving guidelines for bishops to follow when dealing with cases of sexual abuse of children by priests. The letter comes from the Vatican’s top-ranking Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). CDF head, Cardinal William Levada said the circular would include Read more