Monday, August 3, 2015

Fallout from child protection law felt in Pa. churches, libraries, fields

From Western PA-

Soon after the Diocese of Greensburg started mandating that volunteers have criminal background checks and child abuse clearances, the number of people donating their time to be cooks, eucharistic ministers, even ushers, started to drop.

“What's really hard is when you lose your Sunday school teachers,” said Virginia Long, secretary at the partner parishes of St. Ambrose in Avonmore, St. Matthew in Saltsburg and St. Sylvester in Slickville, which lost a handful of volunteers and has the challenging task of trying to replace them.

Welcome to the reality of living in the post-Jerry Sandusky world.

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