When the Catholic League's Bill Donohue boldly and falsely declared on EWTN a couple of weeks back that the Catholic clerical sex abuse crisis was over, he lied.
First, the numbers he's using to make that claim (worth noting), in a new book he's peddling pushing the phony claim, are from the bishops. In short, they can't be trusted. The bishops lied through their teeth for decades about this evil, so there's no way they can be reliably trusted by anyone with a brain.
Secondly, sexual abuse oftentimes takes years, even decades, to come to light from victim testimony. So even if the numbers are lower, they still aren't reliable because there's no way they can be predictive of future revelations.
But, most importantly, for many sex abuse victims who are now adults, the crisis will never be over.
Last month, Church Militant interviewed a man whose story is absolutely worth listening to — and praying for.
This is a group that Bill Donohue — who gets away with paying himself $1 million a year because of his close association with U.S. bishops — completely overlooked.