The New York Archdiocese is reaching out to children but this time it’s all legal. They’re publishing a series of comics and coloring books that teach kids to be careful of devious looking white men – especially priests! On one page an angel tells a child, sharing a room with a priest, to leave the door open.
The coloring books, which are being distributed to schools & religious education programs, are geared to younger children but a more intense comic book spells out the abuse and even showing a teenage victim attempting suicide. Luckily a statue of Saint Michael inspires a student to tell an adult.
Sure it’s a little over done but I gotta give the church credit for finally attacking this problem even if it does gloss over the sexual abuse by priest. If you want to read the full comic for free go to http://www.archny.org/media/files-sep/Archangel%20Comic.pdf