HQ of Holy Mother Church and of The Firm
by Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB
The Royal Commission is looking into institutional responses to child sexual abuse. I showed in Part 1 that records kept by Jehovah’s Witnesses revealed that the church knew of 1,000 cases. They reported none to police. Mind boggling.
The Catholic story of pedophile priests became well publicized, especially in the US and Ireland. The Boston Globe broke the story in 2002, although abuse victims had been asking for a long time for public acknowledgement. Some perpetrators are now in prison. Millions of dollars in damages has been paid out.
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