Last week, I had the honor of attending a Virtus meeting. Now, for those of you that don’t know, these are meetings on Child Safe Environment that I had attended because I have a child in a Catholic preschool.

Whether or not that you think that this might be a touch ironic, I would have to say that this was a good, good class, with a lot of decent information. I did watch two movies (some of which featured actual child molesters), received a workbook with scores of info, and had a classroom discussion.

All of this is great, but it leads to the question: how the heck did we get to the place that parents of children in school had to attend a workshop on how to keep their children safe? Is this a recent phenomenon in hideousness towards children? Or worse… was it always this bad?


I suppose that I would say that this is a great class to take for anyone, whether they are a parent with a child in a public school, or a priest that would have children assisting them in church on Sundays. Take a look at the website – the link is included above. But always remember the reason for the class; your kids are, unfortunately, at some risk. Act accordingly.


One response to “Virtus

  1. I went to a Catholic school and by the time I was 12, had enough of the church and the school. The nuns were miserable – one even picked on a classmate who was a little mentally slow. Plus our priest was having an affair with a married woman. When that was exposed, her husband left her and her son and daughter were embarrassed. My mother argued that the church has done a lot of good, but the fact is, genuinely good people do good without religion or the expectation of reward in the afterlife.

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