Strange that they are called "new" cases when many of them are from the 60's and 70's. Wouldn't "unreported" be a better fit?
I was raised Catholic, I am not a Protestant. I will never forget one day I was at my Parish with my best friend from childhood. We looked near the
front of our church to see a news crew reporting live. We threw rocks at them (come on, we were 10 and 12.) Came to find out a priest from our
Parish was involved in the first mass media crack down on the priests. Although it was never proven he molested anyone, he had to live his life in
Look, there is no excuse for men of the cloth participating in sexual sin. But it will continue to happen. The Catholic Church needs to wake up and
stop the ridiculous celibacy mandate. There is no such requirement for pastors in the Bible. Although there are reports of sexual immorality among
Protestant church leaders, the difference in scope between married clergy and single clergy is stagering.
Also, for a great documentary on the subject, watch Deliver Us From Evil