It’s episcopal liaison is Bishop Martin Holley of the Archdiocese of Washington DC.In recent days, Mc Carty issued a statement on the Boy Scouts’ decision to abandon its long-standing membership policy against “open and avowed” homosexuality.Mc Carty said: “We have been closely following the various discussions of the recent BSA decision and the response of various bishops, all of whom have stated the BSA decision to include young people with a homosexual orientation is not against Catholic Church teaching.” (Italics mine.) Let’s unpack Mc Carty.First and foremost, he gets the policy change wrong.
“It was really nice, the camping and whatnot,” he said.
Heck, the raft of gay Boy Scouts publicly endorsing the new policy attests to this.
Mc Carty says every one of the Catholic bishops who has spoken about the new Boy Scout policy has endorsed it as “not against Catholic Church teaching.” I have in front of me the statement of my bishop, Paul Loverde of Arlington, Virginia.
The report examined 486 cases of alleged sexual misconduct dating back to the 1940s.
It found that, in 65 of those cases, the allegations had not been reported to police when they first came to light. Petitti said the KPMG review “found no systemic intent to cover up or hide an individual or abuse incident.” After the review, Scouts Canada strengthened its child and youth protection measures with new policies on bullying, abuse reporting and volunteer screening.