• Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Catholic News WorldCatholic News World 4 months ago

    While we were ‘waiting for the next shoe to drop’: “20 of 39 #Dutch cardinals, bishops and auxiliaries ‘covered up #sexualAbuse , allowing perpetrators to cause many more victims’, report says… Most of the accused clerics have since died… They are the latest in a slew of assault allegations against the Catholic church spanning several continents. People in Australia, Europe, and North and South America have charged they were sexually abused by clergymen and lay people…In August, Pope Francis declined to comment on a claim that he ignored sexual abuse allegations against a senior clergyman in the US. On Wednesday, the German Catholic church said it was it was “dismayed and ashamed” by decades of alleged child sex abuse by priests…” (Numerous criminal investigations show that the great majority of offenders were ordained during or shortly after the ‘Spirit of Vatican II’ collapse of Catholic seminaries in the 1960s. Dr. Peter #Kwasniewski has referred to this as the era of “self-loathing Catholicism”.)