We agree with The Sun's editorial ("Uncovering the abusers," Nov. 28) that laws providing further protection of children from abusers are a good thing, including laws that punish those who protect abusers and fail to report their crimes. The editorial cites a need for training on detection and reporting suspected child abuse, the very focus of a bill the Catholic Church helped to draft and supported during last year's General Assembly session. As originally drafted, the bill, which garnered the support of educators, child advocates, and many others, would require all Maryland schools to do what Catholic schools already do and have been doing for many years: train employees how to prevent, identify and report child sexual abuse. We also require such training of all our volunteers who work with children. We continue our work with other child protection advocates and embrace initiatives such as these that will truly protect children in the future and ensure that any abuse is immediately reported and dealt with.