Child sex offenders – today’s untouchables 

Forrest Chambers, a parent of four children, is a long-time member of the Catholic Worker community in New Zealand and a parishioner at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Palmerston North. He asks the gospel question from the offender’s side of child sexual abuse. Reprinted with permission: The Common Good, No 87, Advent 2018. This journal is available online free at In the box at the end of this article is a comment on Denise Cullen’s recent article in the Courier Mail on another approach to rehabilitation.

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