Bombshell Report On Child Sexual Abuse In Catholic Church

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Bombshell Report On Child Sexual Abuse In Catholic Church

Postby Crimson847 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:05 pm

It's much, much worse than just Ted McCarrick.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court just released a 1400-page report on a recent grand jury investigation of the state's Catholic churches. They found over 1,000 cases of sexual abuse of children, at the hands of over 300 different priests. Naturally, they also found senior officials had known what was happening and covered it up.

Vox has a good summary of the report's contents.

As for the reaction, Michael Brendan Dougherty (a conservative Catholic at National Review) has described this as "the Catholic Church's Rotherham". He rejects Catholic leadership's professions of "sadness" at such events and promises to change, declaring "we don't need better policies. We need better men". Twitter's reaction has been similarly blistering:

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"If it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them; but the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?"
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