Some of our most respected professions have been tarnished in recent months with allegations that individuals have misused their position of authority to target children in a sexual manner.
Accused priests, school teachers and coaches have all made the news – both nationally and locally.
But keep in mind, while there are too many cases of abuse being reported here, it is still a small percentage of people in each profession accused of this horrific behavior.
We should continue to learn about the appalling circumstances that allowed this behavior to happen. We need to know so we can prevent or limit this from happening as we move forward.
But consider this: There are several good priests, teachers and coaches working daily to make a positive difference in our community. Let's make sure we applaud their efforts and that they do not suffer because of the horrible actions of a few bad apples.
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