The delusional propaganda, Goebbels (a good Catholic) style, papists like to spread is that clerical abuse amongst their ranks is an apparition, simply ‘a few bad apples.’
Let’s destroy the ‘bad apple’ argument in one foul swoop, with just one instance amongst many of mass abuse and cover-up : the unfortunate deaf boys that went through the Roman Catholic Diocese of Milwaukee.
8,000 separate cases of abuse in this one case alone.
Over a 100 different perpetrators, years of heinous crimes against vulnerable children.
Decades of cover-ups and denials.
Faced with a massive law-suit the diocese declared itself bankrupt, thus limiting the funds available to victims of systemic abuse.
ALL of which The Vatican itself knew about, did nothing about.
I rest my case.