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Thread #164703   Message #3946425
Posted By: Joe Offer
26-Aug-18 - 11:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
Subject: RE: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
What should he do, Steve? The fact of the matter, is that the child sexual abuse has dropped dramatically in the Catholic Church worldwide since 2000, that national councils of bishops have developed tough and consistent programs of dealing with abusers and preventing abuse, and that billions of reparations have been paid.

It does appear that the church agreed to pay millions of Euros of reparations in Ireland and that it has not completely paid that debt. Most of the bishops guilty of coverups have retired, died, or been sacked - which is what happens when an organization is led by old men.
What else needs to be done?

The center of the problem, sexual abuse of children, has largely been stopped.