Originally Posted by mnchiefsguy
Great point on church organization. The large bureaucracy of the RCC did not help, but that is not an excuse for not addressing the situation.
BEP was trying to downplay the Catholic chuch by saying it also happens in other places and they simply "pass the trash". What I was trying to say is that the organization of the Catholic church actually helped them get away with this stuff and made it worse. The bureaucracy helped them get away with it. And it made the problem worse because it shielded the offenders and often allowed them to continue the behavior somewhere else after re-asssignment. It also mean more people likely knew about what happened, which makes it even worse that none of them reported it to to police or otherweise did anything about it.