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Posted By: Joe Offer
16-Aug-18 - 02:56 AM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
Subject: RE: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
I wonder what the Pennsylvania grand jury uncovered that was new information. The report released this week covered 6 of the 8 Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania. There were 1,000 victims, and 300 priests were accused of the crimes about - 8 percent of the 5,000 priests who served in Pennsylvania during the 70-year period covered by the report. I'm sure that most, if not all, of the crimes have already been exposed, but a study like this gives a clear vision of the scope of the crimes, which is staggering. While the individual crimes may not be new reports, there is certainly new information about the misconduct of bishops in covering up these crimes.

Here's an article about the grand jury report. It's from the National Catholic Reporter, which was the first publication to report incidents of sexual abuse by priests - and it has been reporting this story continuously since 1983:
Grand jury reports on the two other Pennsylvania dioceses (Philadelphia and one other) were completed a while ago.

I would like to see comprehensive investigations like this done in every diocese.