With mounting credible accusations, more thorough investigations, and the uncovering of previously-hidden Church documents, the Catholic Church’s attempts to cover up reported incidents of childhood sexual abuse and assault are failing. The Catholic Church routinely mishandled or failed to address claims of sexual assault made by students and churchgoers alike, perpetrated by those within the ranks of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church has buried damaging documents, offered too small settlements too quickly and quietly, and made exhaustive attempts to discredit survivors to protect its own.
The numbers from reports and research around the United States are astounding; tens of thousands of allegations have surfaced against thousands of priests. These numbers are believed to be underreported due to many victims remaining silent. Yet the Church chose to protect itself at the expense of the children it was entrusted to watch over.
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