The media exposure of the clerical sexual abuse coupled with the concealment by the Bishops responsible for the offending clerics has cost the Roman Catholic Church dearly. In the United States, Ireland, Australia and other countries over three billion dollars have been paid to victims. How should they be judged? More
The scandal of clerical abuse of minor age children continues to be widely reported in the media. The cost to the Catholic Church has been dear, both in the payment of billions of dollars and also in the criticism for the handing of the offenders by the Catholic Bishops. The same question arises over and over: Why didn't the Bishops stop these destructive acts? How could these Bishop let these crimes go on?