Once again, evidence surfaces that Catholic officials deliberately hid known and suspected child sex crimes from law enforcement officials. It's particularly disturbing, however, that academics played a role in this reckless deception.
No one should ever underestimate how shrewd and determined Catholic officials are in keeping a lid on this horror, under a range of often-innocuous sounding pretenses.
We strongly suspect that church officials were- and remain - far more interested in keeping crimes secret than in understanding criminals' psyches.
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