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Abuse scandal’s total cost: over $3.3 billion since 2004

June 07, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: The abuse scandal cost American dioceses and religious institutes $642,975,667 between 2014 and 2017, according to Table 6 (page 46) of the newly released report. In the previous decade, the scandal’s total cost was $2,744,881,843. Between mid-2016 and mid-2017, there were 695 new allegations involving 654 alleged victims (over 80% of them male); the majority of new allegations involved incidents that reportedly took place before 1980.

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  • Posted by: grateful1 - Jun. 07, 2018 4:24 PM ET USA

    When Christ warned us that we would be hated because He Himself was hated, He was speaking of undeserved hatred. The hatred that non-Catholics, probably most ex-Catholics, and many practicing Catholics have for sexual abusers in the hierarchy and their enablers is perfectly understandable and, sad to say, well-deserved, even if we are called to rise above it.