ND Political Notebook: Reader asks what’s government’s role in policing church

Forum Communications’ correspondent Teri Finneman looks at the question of the government’s role in policing the church. She writes:

“This week’s Ask Your Government question comes from a reader in the northeastern part of the state. Here’s what she asked:

“‘Can the government step in and do an investigation into the Catholic Church clergy abuse of children and women instead of the Catholic Church policing itself? Even in rural North Dakota, we aren’t exempt from this problem of clergy abuse. I’d like to know what the government has to say.’

“…  North Dakota State’s Attorneys Association Executive Director Aaron Birst said…”

Read the full article: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/290092/publisher_ID/1/

Talk about it: http://topics.areavoices.com/2010/09/04/reader-asks-what%e2%80%99s-government%e2%80%99s-role-in-policing-church/