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Catholic Social Science Review

Volume 11, 2006

Mary Ann Kreitzer
Pages 353-360
DOI: 10.5840/cssr20061132

Five Good Reasons to Oppose Mandatory Fingerprinting

This article argues that the U.S. Bishops’ policy, instituted in the wake of the priest sex abuse scandal in the U.S., of fingerprinting and conducting criminal background checks of all their employees and volunteers who work with children, is a futile policy that violates the rights of innocent laity and avoids facing the real problem of homosexuality in the priesthood and dissent in the Church.

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