Dateline showed an interview with Fr Tom Doyle who has been observing the impact of child abuse within the catholic Church for 25 years. He is outspoken about the systemic failure of the church to act. I posted the following comment on the website
Fr. Tom Doyle speaks the truth – systemic failure
The RCC continues to fail to bring the perpetrators of child sexual assault to justice, address the systemic secrecy and silence within, or provide the requisite pastoral care to victims. Crimes have been committed by clergy globally and yet the church hierarchy has repeatedly failed to take responsibility or intervene to protect children. Child abuse is a pervasive social practice, not limited to RCC but the response of this institution has exponentially comounded the damage.