In May of 2018, the National Catholic Reporter detailed that since 2003, 19 Catholic dioceses or religious orders have filed for bankruptcy. The growing debt is a result of large payments to victims of sexual abuse within the church. Rather than hoping a lump sum will suffice, it’s time the Catholic church stepped up and fully admitted their faults take steps to prevent abuse in the future.
Top financial advisor and pedophile Cardinal George Pell faces up to 50 years to life in prison in Melbourne, Australia for molesting two choir boys in the 1990’s. All the while Pope Francis and the Catholic church scramble to cover up the sexual assault of the day until the next molestation scandal makes headlines.