Children, Catholicism and Conspiracy: An Epidemic of Abuse

For decades rumors of child abuse in the Catholic Church were treated as just that: rumors. However, in recent years, evidence has emerged proving, beyond any reasonable doubt, that this abuse didn’t just occur — the authorities knew, and conspired to cover it up for years. But how prevalent is this? How deep does the conspiracy go?

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Sources & Links:

https://www.ncronline.org/news/vatican/vatican-statistics-report-increase-baptized-catholics-worldwide

https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/pages-and-protection-first-step-bringing-clergy-sex-abuse-secrets-light

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/20/insider/sex-abuse-and-the-catholic-church-why-is-it-still-a-story.html

http://www.nytimes.com/1985/06/20/us/sex-charges-against-priest-embroil-louisiana-parents.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/28/us/pope-francis-philadelphia-sexual-abuse.html

http://www.pewforum.org/2013/02/13/the-global-catholic-population/

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/10/the-redemption-of-sinead-oconnor/263020/

http://www.crusadeagainstclergyabuse.com/htm/AShortHistory.htm

https://www.mclellancommission.co.uk/report

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-25788864

http://archive.boston.com/globe/spotlight/abuse/stories2/061202_louisiana.htm

http://www.nytimes.com/1985/06/20/us/sex-charges-against-priest-embroil-louisiana-parents.html

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/special-reports/2002/01/06/church-allowed-abuse-priest-for-years/cSHfGkTIrAT25qKGvBuDNM/story.html

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/sarah-larson/spotlight-and-its-revelations

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/special-reports/2002/02/24/church-cloaked-culture-silence/88cLKuodvSiHjvg0dfz24L/story.html

http://articles.latimes.com/1992-10-24/entertainment/ca-655_1_difficult-truths

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125788687

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/what-pope-benedict-knew-about-abuse-in-the-catholic-church

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/world/legionaries-of-christ-denounce-founder-marcial-maciel-degollado.html

http://articles.latimes.com/1992-10-24/entertainment/ca-655_1_difficult-truths

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20160413_Pa__House_votes_to_abolish_statute_of_limitations_in_sex_abuse_cases.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/us/minnesota-priests-memo-says-vatican-envoy-tried-to-stifle-sex-abuse-inquiry.html?rref=collection%2Fbyline%2Flaurie-goodstein

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/02/us/pennsylvania-diocese-leaders-knew-of-sex-abuse-for-decades-grand-jury-says.html?rref=collection%2Fbyline%2Flaurie-goodstein

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/28/us/pope-francis-philadelphia-sexual-abuse.html?rref=collection%2Fbyline%2Flaurie-goodstein

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/15/us/archbishop-nienstedt-and-aide-resign-in-minnesota-over-sex-abuse-scandal.html?rref=collection%2Fbyline%2Flaurie-goodstein

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/world/europe/former-vatican-ambassador-faces-child-sex-abuse-trial.html?rref=collection%2Fbyline%2Flaurie-goodstein

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-15960621

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