It isn’t over for the victims. The Catholic church and its followers are so cold and heartless that they will distract you from this fact.
Also, it is a sin every single day the Catholic church and their followers don’t seek the truth, don’t punish the pedophiles, and don’t get help for the victims, and it’s unforgivable according to Jesus (Matt 18:6-14).
If you are a Christian, think about what happened to these children, and don’t stop just because it gets uncomfortable. They had to live through it. If you ignore it now, God will show you at your judgement. Here is what happened:
- these children were good, young Catholic children, mostly altar boys, but really from all ages and both sexes
The Catholic Church ran the largest organized child sex crime syndicate in the history of the United States, and hid it until 2002, when they were finally exposed.
They were pressured to do a voluntary study, called the John Jay report of 2004, where they admitted show 4,392 substantiated, accused child sex offending priests in the U.S. alone. Those were just the ones they admitted. Some diocese didn’t report, and the Catholic church never admitted a child sex offender unless a victim came forward. Over 15,000 victims had the courage to come forward, knowing that the Catholic church, its priests, and congregation would say they were lying. Many victims never came forward because they knew they wouldn’t be believed.
As of 2013, the number of child sex offending (pedophile) priests in the US is known to be 11,022. And those are just the ones we know about.
You find out exactly how many pedophile priests there were when you die. And you have to answer to God about whether you did everything to “seek the truth”, or if you picked the quickest lie.
Since the Catholic church was caught and exposed, they have raped less, and expect credit for it. They will even lie and say “it’s over”. It’s certainly not over for the victims, but Catholics are too cold and heartless to see that or to care.
For example, that dishonesty is spread in 2014, from “Catholic Answers”, which has a current Facebook following of over 58,000 people.
Read their “Myth Busters” blog entry at the CATHOLIC.COM website, and the 3rd “Myth & Fact” combo reads as follows:
Myth: The problem is on-going.
Fact: The homosexual scandal took place mostly between the mid-1960s and the mid-1980s. In the last ten years, the average number of credible accusations made against 40,000 priests is in the single digits.