http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/20 ... ement.html
Since before the Reformation, the Catholic Church has always been a target to society.
Many can't deny the overall improved sentiment toward the Catholic Church as years surpass, but pragmatism will still keep the denomination in sight of media coverage. Every so often, history will repeat itself.
In the 1990s, the Catholic Church was accused of sexual abuse occurring within its dioceses.
The detection of priests committing these heinous acts generated a stereotype associated with Catholicism. Since word got out that priests are child-molesters first and religious figures second, the world once again formed a biased opinion on Catholics. (oh boo fuckin' hoo)
Child abuse in any form is absolutely intolerable, but what most people don't realize is that child abuse is not limited to one religious sect. Organized religion has downgraded the potential means of upholding Christian values.