I am a former DRE in my parish in the Archdiocese of Boston - “Ground Zero” as Father Corapi calls it, as the epicenter of the clerical abuse scandal. I left the job right before the scandal broke in the news, thank God.
I have no personal experience with sexual abuse myself, but I did know priests who were accused and found guilty. Both situations, as were most of the accusations, involved same sex partners.
I think it is absolutely LUDICROUS for the Church to implement this progarm as a way of protecting children. The problem iwas and is not with children being seduced by adults. The problem was and is homosexual priests seducing teenaged boys.
What amazes me is that we get no teaching from the priests at Sunday Mass regarding the Church’s teaching on human sexuality, and in confession we are told ABC is a matter of “conscience” and not sinful.
Which leaves us with a bunch of volunteer catechists who are CLUELESS about what they are supposed to teach, and do not practice it themselves. These are not the people I want teaching my children about sexuality, chastity and morality.
I would absolutely refuse to have my child exposed to this garbage and teach them at home if necessary.
Dom Bettinelli did a good expose of the TAT program on his blog last year. Do a Google search for Bettnet and you will see links to it there on his blog.